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Mar 28, 2017
Commissioner Doyle votes in favor of Maersk/MSC/HMM Strategic Cooperation Agreement
Carriers are integral to the supply chain carrying billions of dollars-worth of goods. Shippers should review their options with all ocean carriers. Make sure you know which actual ocean carrier vessel will carry your goods.
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Mar 09, 2017
Commissioner Doyle supports alliance efforts to protect shippers in the event of carrier insolvency
The initiative by THE Alliance carriers to keep the goods moving in the event a carrier member becomes insolvent is a step in restoring confidence after the Hanjin bankruptcy.
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Mar 06, 2017
Regulatory Relief for Service Contracts and NVOCC Service Arrangements, Commissioner William P. Doyle votes to Support
Commissioner Doyle approves regulatory adjustment to help expedite commerce through streamlining the contractual relationship between carriers, NVOCCs and shippers.
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Mar 02, 2017
Lessons from Hanjin Shiping Bankruptcy, Commissioner Doyle’s Prepared Remarks at 2017 TPM Conference
FMC Commissioner William P. Doyle participated in a panel discussion at the TPM Conference in Long Beach, California on February 28, 2017. He discussed the August 2016 collapse of Hanjin Shipping along with panelists Howard Finkel of COSCO, Attorney Karyn Booth of Thomson Hine and David Arsenault formerly HMM America’s President. Ms. Nicola Good of the JOC/IHS moderated the panel.
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Jan 19, 2017
Commissioner William P. Doyle Votes to reject joint contracting authority for foreign carriers to negotiate collectively for U.S.-Flag tug services
This amendment reaches beyond the scope of the Shipping Act of 1984. It tilts the playing field for certain international carriers and opens the door to anticompetitive behavior resulting in adverse consequences for U.S.-flag maritime service providers, their mariners, and the domestic shipyard industry.​
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Jan 17, 2017
Commissioner William P. Doyle’s Prepared Remarks to the National Retail Federation
On January 16, 2017, Commissioner Doyle delivered remarks to the National Retail Federation International Trade Advisory Committee and Strategic Supply Chain Council in New York City. He provided an update on matters affecting the ocean shipping community including ocean carrier alliances, developments post-Hanjin bankruptcy, the proposed new ocean carrier company SM Line, digital ocean shipping concepts, and a recent petition filed with the FMC by the Coalition for Fair Port Practices.
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Dec 16, 2016
Commissioner William P. Doyle’s statement on THE Alliance vote
FMC Commissioner Doyle issued the following statement after he voted to take no further action and allow THE Alliance to take effect on December 19th. The authorities in THE Alliance are on par with other second generation alliances and balance the ocean carriers’ economic needs to gain operational efficiencies while the FMC exercises its duty to foster a vibrant domestic maritime sector for the American businesses, families, and workers that rely upon it.
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Dec 07, 2016
Commissioner William P. Doyle’s Prepared Remarks to the North Atlantic Ports Association
FMC Commissioner Doyle delivered remarks to the members of the North Atlantic Ports Association at their annual meeting in Alexandria, Virginia, on December 1, 2016. He reviewed the progress made over the past year and future investments being made by ports between Virginia and Maine. He also discussed new developments in ocean carrier alliances, antitrust concerns of U.S. suppliers and small businesses and the potential for more port and terminal alliances in the United States.
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Nov 08, 2016
Commissioner William P. Doyle’s Follow-up Statement on the Ocean Alliance
This follow-up statement from Commissioner Doyle explains the changes that were made from the initial filing to the final text of the Ocean Alliance Agreement that became effective on October 24, 2016.​
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Oct 21, 2016
Commissioner William P. Doyle’s statement on OCEAN Alliance vote
Commissioner Doyle issued the following brief statement following the Commission’s vote on the OCEAN Alliance Agreement between CMA CGM, COSCO Shipping, Evergreen, and Orient Overseas Container Lines.​
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Aug 25, 2016
Commissioner William P. Doyle’s statement on the proposed Ocean Alliance Agreement
The proposed Ocean Alliance agreement consists of COSCO Container Lines Company, CMA-CGM (with APL), Evergreen Marine Corporation, and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL). “We’ve been down this road before with language proposed but not implemented by the P3 Alliance and the language in the existing 2M Alliance (Maersk and MSC). I’d like to see fair dealing and transparency in how the parties handle negotiations with third parties, suppliers, small businesses, and other service providers.”
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Jun 30, 2016
Commissioner William P. Doyle’s statement on implementation of SOLAS Convention’s VGM Requirement.
On June 24, 2016 Commissioner Doyle voted to allow the Port Operations and Safety Discussion Agreement to go into effect. This Agreement allows members of OCEMA and the six operating ports to discuss common practices for obtaining and communicating the VGM of containers in compliance with the U.S. Coast Guard Equivalency to the SOLAS Convention.
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Results: 13 Article(s) Found.