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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 »

Commission Meeting Scheduled for May 1, 2019


SUNSHINE ACT MEETING TIME AND DATE: May 1, 2019; 10:00 AM PLACE: 800 N. Capitol Street, NW First Floor Hearing Room Washington, DC STATUS:  Parts of this meeting will be open to the public and will be streamed live at The rest of the meeting will be closed to… Read More »

Chairman Michael A. Khouri Testifies to Congress


Chairman Michael A. Khouri testifies to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Security, for the hearing on Federal Maritime Agencies: Ensuring a Safe, Secure, and Competitive Future. Statement of Michael A. Khouri Chairman Federal Maritime Commission Before the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Security