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Notice to Passengers: Voyages from the U.S. to Cuba


The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is aware that passenger cruise lines that called Cuba have amended itineraries to comply with amendments made to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations announced in the Federal Register on June 5, 2019. Passengers with questions related to a voyage they have booked should contact their travel… Read More »

Meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission – June 6, 2019


Statutory Authority: 46 U.S.C. Sec. 303 The meeting convened at 1:04 p.m. and recessed at 1:52 p.m. All individuals present at the meeting were Commissioners or Commission employees: Chairman Michael A. Khouri, Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye, Commissioner Louis E. Sola, Commissioner Daniel J. Maffei, John Moran, Robert Blair, Cory Cinque,… Read More »

Erin Wirth Designated Commission’s Chief Administrative Law Judge


Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Michael A. Khouri announced that the Honorable Erin M. Wirth has been elevated to the position of Chief Administrative Law Judge of the Federal Maritime Commission effective June 1, 2019. Judge Wirth has served as an Administrative Law Judge at the Commission since 2010. Federal Maritime… Read More »

Statement of Commissioner Rebecca Dye Before the Surface Transportation Board Oversight Hearing on Demurrage and Accessorial Charges


Good morning, Chairman Begeman, Vice Chairman Fuchs, and Member Oberman.  Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the recommendations of the Memphis Supply Chain Innovation Team. The Federal Maritime Commission recently has employed a new approach, Innovation Teams, to develop commercial solutions to freight delivery… Read More »

FMC Collects $500,000 in Penalty Payments


The Federal Maritime Commission completed compromise agreements with three non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCC) and a single compromise agreement entered jointly by four vessel operating carriers, recovering a total of $500,000 in civil penalties. The agreed penalties resulted from investigations conducted by the Commission’s Area Representatives in Seattle and California, and… Read More »

Commission Wants More Information on Two MTO Agreements


The Federal Maritime Commission today voted to issue a Request for Additional Information for two agreements pending before the agency: the Puerto Nuevo Terminals LLC Cooperative Working Agreement (FMC Agreement No. 201292); and, the Georgia-South Carolina Marine Terminal Operator Cooperative Working Agreement (FMC Agreement No. 201293). Once the Commission receives… Read More »