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American Queen Voyages — Update on Refund Process


Surety Bond processes Passengers who had booked travel aboard an American Queen Voyages (AQV) vessel departing from a United States port may file a refund claim against the surety bond. The now-insolvent company was required to maintain this form of financial coverage under the Federal Maritime Commission regulations. Instructions for… Read More »

Commission Meeting Scheduled for May 29, 2024 


SUNSHINE ACT MEETING  TIME AND DATE: May 29, 2024; 1:00 p.m.  PLACE: The meeting will be held at the Surface Transportation Board at the address below and also streamed live on the Federal Maritime Commission’s YouTube channel. Surface Transportation Board 395 E. Street, SW Room # 1042 (Hearing Room) Washington,… Read More »

Final Rule on Demurrage & Detention Cleared to Take Full Effect May 28


Recent actions taken by the Office of the Management and Budget (OMB) and the Federal Maritime Commission clear the way for the final rule on Demurrage and Detention Billing Practices to take full effect on May 28, 2024. The Commission issued its final rule on Detention and Demurrage Billing Practices… Read More »

March 2024 Activity Report 


Statements & Releases  FMC FY25 Congressional Budget Justification Released  The Federal Maritime Commission has released its Fiscal Year 2025 Congressional Budget Justification. The document is available on the “Congressional Budget Reports” webpage.   Mohammad “Ali” Usman Named Chief Information Officer  Chairman Daniel B. Maffei today announced Mohammad “Ali” Usman has been… Read More »

February 2024 Activity Report 


Statements & Releases FMC Publishes Final Rule on Detention and Demurrage Billing Practices The Federal Maritime Commission issued a Final Rule establishing new requirements for how common carriers and marine terminal operators must bill for demurrage and detention charges, providing clarity on who can be billed, within what timeframe, and… Read More »

Mohammad “Ali” Usman Named Chief Information Officer


Chairman Daniel B. Maffei today announced Mohammad “Ali” Usman has been hired as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Federal Maritime Commission and appointed to be a member of the Senior Executive Service. Mr. Usman will serve as director in all areas of information technology (IT) and as the… Read More »