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March 2022 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Export Service is New Added Focus of FMC Ocean Carrier Audit Program The Federal Maritime Commission’s Vessel-Operating Common Carrier (VOCC) Audit Program is expanding its scope to also evaluate how shipping lines are serving U.S. export shippers. Demurrage & Detention ANPRM Comments Deadline Extended The Federal Maritime… Read More »

FMC Launches Instructional Video on How to File Complaints

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A newly published multimedia presentation provides instruction on options the public has to bring complaints at the Federal Maritime Commission, ranging from reporting information that may trigger an investigation to initiating formal civil litigation that can provide wronged parties damages and restitution. Viewers will learn how to determine which process… Read More »

FMC Initiative Examining How Ocean Carriers Serve Export Shippers

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Federal Maritime Commission staff have moved expeditiously in meeting the March 2022 directive of Chairman Daniel B. Maffei to examine how key ocean carriers are serving U.S. export shippers. The review is being conducted by the Commission’s Vessel Operating Common Carrier (VOCC) Audit Program which this week finished its first… Read More »

Next Meeting of FMC Data Initiative Focuses on Ocean Carriers (II)

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The next meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission Maritime Transportation Data Initiative will be held on: Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Time: 3:00-4:00 PM (Eastern Time) The meeting is open to the public and can be viewed online via a link provided here prior to the meeting. Commissioner Carl W…. Read More »

National Shipper Advisory Committee Holding Meeting

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The National Shipper Advisory Committee (NSAC/Committee) will hold a meeting on April 27, 2022, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Eastern) at the Federal Maritime Commission Hearing Room located at 800 North Capitol Street, NW Washington, DC.  The meeting will also stream live via a link on the Commission’s website…. Read More »

Next Meeting of FMC Data Initiative Focuses on Ocean Carriers

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The next meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission Maritime Transportation Data Initiative will be held on: Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 Time: 3:00-4:00 PM (Eastern Time) The meeting is open to the public and can be viewed online via a link provided here prior to the meeting. Commissioner Carl W…. Read More »

February 2022 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Max Vekich Sworn-In as FMC Commissioner Max Vekich was sworn-in as a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2026. Commissioner Dye Explains Options for Filing Complaints at FMC Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye issued a statement providing guidance on the different avenues… Read More »