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Chairman Michael Khouri Comments on Fact Finding 29


The global COVID-19 pandemic is having effects throughout our ocean supply chain. I requested Commissioner Rebecca Dye to, once again, stand up the Innovation Teams that were assembled within Fact Finding 28 to identify collaborative solutions to uncertainties and problems in this international supply chain. I am pleased that the… Read More »



STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Justification Commissioner Carl Bentzel on the South Atlantic Chassis Pool Agreement Commissioner’s statement explaining his vote to allow the amendment of South Atlantic Chassis Pool Agreement to add the Ports of Jacksonville and Wilmington. Commissioners Bentzel and Maffei Travel to Houston, Texas Summary… Read More »

Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei Statement In Memoriam Rep. Richard L. Hanna


I just wanted to post a few words marking the passing of my dear friend and former colleague in Congress, Richard L. Hanna (R-NY). Richard was humble and kind and dedicated to serving his community and country. A champion of improving America’s transportation system, Richard was frustrated by Congress’ inability… Read More »

French America Line Prohibited from Offering, Advertising, or Conducting Passenger Cruises


French America Line, a domestic passenger vessel operator (PVO), is prohibited from offering, advertising, or conducting cruises following revocation today of its Certificate of Financial Responsibility for Indemnification of Passengers for Nonperformance of Transportation (Certificate (Performance)) by the Federal Maritime Commission. In April 2019, the Commission’s Bureau of Certification and… Read More »

Temporary Adjustments in FMC Operations


To assist in slowing the transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, and to limit the exposure risk to its employees, the Federal Maritime Commission is taking steps that temporarily change its operations. The Commission remains open and operational, but it will hold meetings and other public-facing activities via phone, e-mail,… Read More »

Meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission – March 16, 2020


Statutory Authority: 46 U.S.C. Sec. 303 The meeting convened at 3:00 p.m. All individuals present at the meeting were Commissioners or Commission employees:  Chairman Michael A. Khouri, Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye, Commissioner Daniel J. Maffei, Commissioner Louis E. Sola, Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel, John Moran, Robert Blair, Katharine Primosch, Cory… Read More »