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Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei participates in Maritime Risk Symposium


In mid-November, Commissioner Maffei participated in a panel at the 10th Annual Maritime Risk Symposium at the State University of New York Maritime College in Bronx, New York. This year’s theme was Understanding and Managing Risks to the Marine Transportation System, and Commissioner Maffei participated in a panel discussion titled… Read More »

Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei visits Singapore for Global Maritime Forum


In late October, Commissioner Maffei traveled to Singapore to participate in the Global Maritime Forum 2019 Annual Summit. The Commissioner also visited the Port of Singapore. As a part of the Global Maritime Forum Annual Summit events, Commissioner Maffei met Mr. Lam Pin Min, the Senior Minister of State for… Read More »

October 2019 Activity Report


STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Statement of Chairman Michael Khouri Puerto Nuevo Terminals LLC Cooperative Working Agreement, FMC No. 201292 Chairman Khouri issued a statement that he voted to not allow the Agreement to become effective under the Shipping Act of 1984 because the FMC does not have subject matter jurisdiction over… Read More »

Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei to Attend Global Maritime Forum Annual Summit


On October 30th and 31st, 2019, Commissioner Maffei will attend the Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit in Singapore on behalf of the Federal Maritime Commission. The Global Maritime Forum is an international not-for-profit organization committed to shaping the future of global seaborne trade to increase sustainable long-term economic development and… Read More »

Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei Speaks at NY/NJFFF&BA Learn & Lunch


On October 16, 2019, Commissioner Maffei visited the New York and New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association Learn & Lunch in Newark. He was pleased to participate by sharing his thoughts on current market conditions and how they affect the industry overall, and Ocean Transport Intermediaries specifically.

Commissioner Daniel Maffei visits NYSHEX HQ in New York


On October 2, 2019, Commissioner Daniel Maffei met with Mr. Gordon Downes, CEO of the New York Shipping Exchange (NYSHEX), at the company’s headquarters in lower Manhattan. NYSHEX was founded in 2014 with the intention of establishing enforceable “NYSHEX Forward Contracts” which impose penalties on either the shipper or carrier… Read More »

September 2019 Activity Report


STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS FMC Votes in September Meeting on Carrier Petition & Changes to Enforcement Proceedings The Federal Maritime Commission voted to move forward with proposed rules that would provide partial regulatory relief sought by a petition of ocean carriers, would implement regulatory changes mandated by recent legislation, and publish… Read More »