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FMC Seeking Comments on Carrier Automated Tariffs

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For Press Inquiries, Please Contact: John K. DeCrosta, 202-523-5911 The Federal Maritime Commission is seeking public comment to determine if changes are needed to existing regulations on carrier automated tariffs, which are publicly available systems containing common carrier rates, charges, classifications, rules, and practices. The Commission is responsible for establishing… Read More »

Commission Meeting Scheduled for April 14, 2021 

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SUNSHINE ACT MEETING  FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION AGENDA    STATUS:   This meeting will be closed to the public.  DATE AND TIME:  April 14, 2021; 10:00AM   PLACE:  This meeting will be held by video conference only.    MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED:   CLOSED SESSION   1. General Prohibitions in the Shipping Act and Pending Investigations      CONTACT PERSON FOR… Read More »

Commission Meeting Addresses Fact Finding 29 and Alliance Monitoring

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The Federal Maritime Commission met virtually and in closed session today to discuss developments in the ongoing Fact Finding 29 investigation of challenges to the freight delivery system and possible Shipping Act violations, and to receive a briefing on the agency’s monitoring activities of ocean carrier alliances. This was the… Read More »

Commission Meeting Scheduled for April 07, 2021

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SUNSHINE ACT MEETING   FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION AGENDA  STATUS: This meeting will be closed to the public.  DATE AND TIME: April 07, 2021; 10:00AM  PLACE: This meeting will be held by video conference only.    MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED:   CLOSED SESSION  Staff Briefing on U.S. Economic Conditions and Ocean Carrier Alliances Fact Finding 29: International Ocean Transportation… Read More »

FEBRUARY 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Information Demand on Detention & Demurrage Practices to Be Issued Commissioner Dye announced she will issue information demand orders to ocean carriers and marine terminal operators to determine if legal obligations related to detention and demurrage practices are being met. Commission Meeting Scheduled for February 17, 2021… Read More »

Remarks of Commissioner Maffei: Marine Transportation System Innovation Science and Technology Conference Keynote

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On March 15, 2021, Commissioner Maffei presented the Keynote Address at the Sixth Biennial Marine Transportation System Innovation Science and Technology Conference hosted by the National Academy of Science’s Transportation Research Board. The theme of the conference was “Advancing the Marine Transportation System through Automation and Autonomous Technologies.” In his… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Interviewed in News Story on Cruise Industry

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Commissioner Louis E. Sola was interviewed as part of a CNBC story, “Cruise Lines Stay Afloat Amid COVID-19”, reported by Seema Moody, which ran on the March 12, 2021 edition of “The News With Shepherd Smith”.  The story can be viewed at: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2021/03/12/demand-for-cruises-spike-as-economy-reopens.html In April 2020, the Federal Maritime Commission… Read More »