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Commission Meeting Scheduled for July 28, 2021

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Commission Meeting Link SUNSHINE ACT MEETING  FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION AGENDA   STATUS: Part of this meeting will be open to the public and will be streamed live, accessible from www.fmc.gov. The rest of the meeting will be closed to the public.   DATE AND TIME:  July 28, 2021; 10:00AM  PLACE:  This will be an open meeting to… Read More »

FMC Establishes Ocean Carriers Audit Program

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The Federal Maritime Commission has established a new audit program and dedicated audit team to assess carrier compliance with the Agency’s rule on detention and demurrage as well as to provide additional information beneficial to the regular monitoring of the marketplace for ocean cargo services. The “Vessel-Operating Common Carrier Audit… Read More »

New FMC and DoJ MOU Supports Interagency Collaboration on Antitrust Issues

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The Federal Maritime Commission and the Department of Justice Antitrust Division today signed an interagency Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) to foster increased cooperation and communication in their respective oversight and enforcement responsibilities of the ocean liner shipping industry.   FMC Chairman Daniel Maffei and Acting Assistant Attorney General Richard Powers signed the first-ever MOU between the two agencies this afternoon.  The MOU comes in succession to the Executive Order addressing competition… Read More »

MAY 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS FMC Votes to Implement National Shipper Advisory Committee Shippers interested in providing their expertise to the Federal Maritime Commission will soon be able to apply to serve on the agency’s new National Shipper Advisory Committee. Commission Publishes Update of its Official Case Law Reporter The Federal Maritime… Read More »

New Senior Executive Staff Hired for Key FMC Leadership Roles

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Three new Senior Executive Service career staff members have been hired in recent months for key management and leadership roles at the Federal Maritime Commission. Lucille Marvin assumed the duties of Managing Director as of June 14, 2021.  Ms. Marvin comes to the Commission from the Surface Transportation Board (STB)… Read More »

FMC Accepting Applications for National Shipper Advisory Committee

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The Federal Maritime Commission is now accepting applications from qualified members of the international trade community wishing to serve on its newly formed National Shipper Advisory Committee (NSAC). Persons who export cargo from or import cargo to the United States and are interested in serving on the NSAC have until June… Read More »

Commission Publishes Update of its Official Case Law Reporter

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The Federal Maritime Commission has published on its website an update to Decisions of the Federal Maritime Commission, Second Series (Volume 2). This publication provides a compendium of Initial and Final Decisions of the Commission and selected other orders that may be significant or establish legal precedent. The volume now… Read More »

FMC Votes to Implement National Shipper Advisory Committee

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Shippers interested in providing their expertise to the Federal Maritime Commission will soon be able to apply to serve on the agency’s new National Shipper Advisory Committee. The Commission met today and voted to publish and file the Charter necessary to formally establish the National Shipper Advisory Committee.  The Commission… Read More »

Commission Meeting Scheduled for May 19, 2021

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SUNSHINE ACT MEETING FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION AGENDA   STATUS:   This meeting will be open to the public.   DATE AND TIME:  May 19, 2021; 10:00AM   PLACE:  A link for public viewing of this meeting will be posted here on May 19, 2021. Click Below: May 19, 2021 Commission Meeting Link (link removed, the meting has concluded)    MATTERS… Read More »

MARCH 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Daniel B. Maffei Designated as the Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei has been designated as the Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission.  The designation was made by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on March 29, 2021. Fact Finding 30 Interim Report Issued… Read More »