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Commissioner Louis E. Sola Statement on Expanded Supply Chain Investigation


Earlier this year, the FMC voted unanimously to finalize the interpretive rule addressing detention and demurrage charges in the hopes of improving the situation on the ground and improving the supply chain.  Unfortunately, months later, we find ourselves facing significant congestion at our Nation’s largest seaports and allegations that parties… Read More »

Chairman Michael A. Khouri Statement RE: Fact Finding 29 Supplemental Order


FMC Chairman Michael A. Khouri made the following comments concerning the expanded investigation scope and authority of Fact Finding 29 initiated in March 2020: As referenced in this Supplemental Order, the primary purpose of the initial Fact Finding 29 was to identify commercial and operational solutions to cargo delivery system… Read More »

Commission Approves Supplemental Order Expanding Fact Finding 29 Authority


The Federal Maritime Commission yesterday approved a Supplemental Order that expands the authority of Fact Finding 29, “International Ocean Transportation Supply Chain Engagement”. The Supplemental Order authorizes Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye, as the designated Fact Finding Officer, to investigate ocean carriers operating in alliances and calling the Port of Long… Read More »

Fact Finding 30 Field Visit to Port of Galveston


Commissioner Louis Sola conducted a field visit to Galveston, Texas last week as part of his ongoing work leading the Fact Finding 30 examination of COVID-19 related impacts to the passenger cruise industry. Much like all other locations examined to date as part of the Fact Finding, Galveston Wharves has… Read More »

Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei Statement on World Shipping Council Agreement


Last week, Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei voted to allow the recently-filed World Shipping Council (WSC) agreement to take effect, without Commission intervention. His statement on the agreement follows: Daniel B. Maffei is a Commissioner with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission. The thoughts and comments expressed here are his own and… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Meets with Port Everglades Leadership to Discuss Passenger & Cargo Construction Projects


Commissioner Louis Sola continued his examination of COVID-19 impacts to the southern Florida economy and the region’s cruise industry infrastructure when he met with the senior leadership of Port Everglades Monday. Jonathan Daniels, Chief Executive and Port Director, and Glenn Wiltshire, Deputy Director, hosted Commissioner Sola for a facility tour… Read More »