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Welcome to the FMC Newsroom. News releases, speeches and consumer alerts issued during the last 12 months are listed below. Use the "Category" drop-down menu above to narrow your search. To view historical issuances, click the "View Archives" button. Receive new postings by signing up for our News RSS feeds.



Apr 15, 2017
Commissioner Cordero Leaving FMC to Serve as Executive Director of Port of Long Beach
Commissioner Cordero will depart the Commission on Friday, May 12th.
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Apr 07, 2017
East Coast Port Gateway Terminal Agreement to Go into Effect
Port authorities in Virginia and Georgia will be allowed to engage in discussions about a variety of commercial and operational topics.
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Apr 05, 2017
House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Maritime Transportation Programs & Issues
Acting Chairman Khouri Joins USCG Commandant and MARAD Senior Official on Panel
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Apr 04, 2017
Acting Chairman Michael A. Khouri Testifies to Congress
Acting Chairman Michael A. Khouri testifies to House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation​
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Mar 30, 2017
Amended Rules for Service Contract and NVOCC Service Arrangements Effective May 5, 2017
Amendments ease regulatory burdens and costs of compliance of filing requirements.
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Mar 28, 2017
Federal Maritime Commissioners meet with European Maritime Attaches
Acting Chairman Khouri and Commissioners exchange views with Washington-based European diplomats
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Mar 24, 2017
FMC Launches Updated Carrier Agreement Library
New application offers improved access to carrier agreements filed with Commission
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Mar 13, 2017
FMC Establishes Regulatory Reform Task Force
FMC Managing Director Karen Gregory to Lead Internal FMC Task Force
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Mar 06, 2017
Commission Eases Regulatory Burdens to Maritime Supply Chain Users
Regulatory changes for use of service contracts and NSAs will increase efficiencies for shippers, carriers, OTIs
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Feb 15, 2017
FMC Welcomes New Acting Chairman
Acting Chairman Michael Khouri presided over his first Commission meeting
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Feb 08, 2017
Commission Meeting Scheduled for February 15, 2017
The meeting will be held in Open Session and streamed live at http://fmc.capitolconnection.org/.
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Jan 19, 2017
Ro/Ro Carriers Permitted to Use Limited Joint Procurement Authority
WWL/EUKOR/ARC/Glovis Cooperative Working Agreement amended to allow joint procurement of tug services​
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Jan 09, 2017
FMC Rejects New York/New Jersey Equipment Optimization Discussion Agreement
The FMC has rejected the “Port of New York/New Jersey Equipment Optimization Discussion Agreement” (FMC Agreement No. 012445).
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Dec 29, 2016
Miami Marine Terminal Conference Agreement to Go Into Force
Agreement allows two terminals at Port of Miami to work cooperatively to achieve efficiencies
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Dec 15, 2016
FMC Collects $962,500 In Penalty Payments
Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero announced that the Commission has completed compromise agreements recovering a total of $962,500 in civil penalties.
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Dec 14, 2016
THE Alliance to Become Effective Monday, December 19, 2016
The Federal Maritime Commission voted to allow “THE Alliance” to go into effect later this month.
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Dec 14, 2016
Commission Approves Final Rule and Receives Briefings
Commissioner Dye updated her colleagues on the SCIT, a final rule on presentation of evidence was approved, & the Commission discussed THE Alliance
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Dec 07, 2016
Commission Meeting Scheduled for December 14, 2016
The first portion of the meeting will be held in Open Session and will be streamed live at http://fmc.capitolconnection.org/; the second in Closed Session.
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Dec 07, 2016
Protect Your Packages This Holiday Season
To avoid problems when shipping your gifts overseas this holiday season, ensure that the company shipping your goods is FMC licensed and bonded.
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Dec 06, 2016
Information Infrastructure is Key to American Economic Competitiveness
Commissioner Rebecca Dye spoke to the North American Port Performance North America Conference 2016
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Nov 17, 2016
Commission Meeting Examines OTI License Renewal Schedule, Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy, and new Alliance Agreement
The Federal Maritime Commission discussed a number of particularly topical issues in a meeting today with open and closed sessions
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Nov 17, 2016
Commission Meeting Scheduled for November 18, 2016
The Commission Meeting held Thursday, November 17, 2016 will reconvene on Friday, November 18, 2016 for consideration of Closed Item 4: THE Alliance Agreement, FMC Agreement No. 012439.
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Nov 16, 2016
Commission Meeting Scheduled for November 17, 2016
The first portion of the meeting will be held in Open Session and will be streamed live at http://fmc.capitolconnection.org/; the second portion in Closed Session.
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Oct 21, 2016
OCEAN Alliance Will Become Effective Monday, October 24, 2016
The Commission concluded an exhaustive review process and voted to allow the OCEAN Alliance Agreement to go in to effect.
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Oct 19, 2016
Commissioners Briefed on PierPass and the Status of Hanjin Shipping
The Commission discussed a variety of issues related to the shipping industry including efforts to make PierPass more accountable and the status of the Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy in a Sunshine Act meeting today.
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Oct 12, 2016
Commission Meeting Scheduled for October 19, 2016
The first portion of the meeting will be held in Open Session and will be streamed live at http://fmc.capitolconnection.org/; the second in Closed Session.
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Oct 11, 2016
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics and Affiliate Pay $1.5 Million Penalty
FMC reaches compromise agreement with with Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics AS and its corporate affiliate to resolve allegations of Shipping Act violations.?
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Oct 07, 2016
User Fees Revised Effective October 1, 2016
The Commission has amended its fees for various transactions and services.
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Oct 07, 2016
Notice to Passengers: Hurricane Matthew
Cruise lines announce itinerary changes and cancellations.
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Sep 29, 2016
FMC Collects $338,000 In Penalty Payments
FMC reaches compromise agreements with a VOCC and six OTIs to address alleged Shipping Act violations.​
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Sep 22, 2016
Update Regarding Commission Briefings on the Status of Hanjin Shipping
FMC continues to monitor the receivership and impact of Hanjin Shipping on U.S. Shipping
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Sep 13, 2016
Commission Meeting Scheduled for September 20, 2016
The first portion of the meeting will be held in Open Session and will be streamed live at http://fmc.capitolconnection.org; the second in Closed Session.
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Sep 13, 2016
Announcing the September 15, 2016 FMC Speaker Series Presentation
On September 15, 2016 FMC is hosting a brown bag on Alternative Uses for Cargo Containers
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Sep 02, 2016
FMC Establishes Protocol for all Public Communications Related to Hanjin Shipping Disruptions
FMC seeks information from public, particularly allegations of Shipping Act violations
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Sep 01, 2016
Statement Regarding Status of Hanjin Shipping
FMC monitoring Hanjin Shipping receivership and impact on U.S. shipping.
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Sep 01, 2016
New Senior Staff Assignments at FMC
As Mr. Vern W. Hill retires, Ms. Karen V. Gregory and Peter J. King take on new executive roles.
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Aug 08, 2016
Statements on Passing of Former FMC Chairman Helen Bentley
Chairman Mario Cordero, Commissioners Rebecca Dye, & William Doyle issued a statements in remembrance of Helen Bentley, who served as Chairman of the FMC from 1969 to 1975
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Aug 08, 2016
Online Registration Renewal System Available for Foreign-Based NVOCCs
FMC launches automated renewal process for foreign-based registered NVOCCs.
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Aug 02, 2016
New Automated Agreement Filing System Launched
The FMC launched its new eAgreements filing system today giving VOCCs and MTOs the ability to file agreements electronically.
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Jul 21, 2016
FMC Votes on Rulemakings, Provides Briefings on Global Shipping Issues
Public comment will be sought on proposed rules on agreements and service contracts/NVOCC service arrangements.​
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Jul 19, 2016
Former Congressman Daniel B. Maffei Joins the FMC
Daniel B. Maffei was sworn-in as a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2017
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Jul 13, 2016
Commission Meeting Scheduled for July 20, 2016
The meeting will be held in Open Sessionand will be streamed live at http://fmc.capitolconnection.org/.​
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Jun 30, 2016
Senate Confirms Three to Serve on Federal Maritime Commission
Commissioners Dye and Khouri were re-confirmed to serve, and Daniel B. Maffei was confirmed to serve as a new FMC Commissioner
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Jun 27, 2016
Port Operations and Safety Discussion Agreement Clears FMC Regulatory Review
Shippers provided flexible approach to meet new SOLAS reporting requirements for weighing containers.​
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Jun 16, 2016
Cordero Urges Ocean Carriers to Accept Obvious Path to VGM Compliance
With the implementation date for new container weighing requirements 14-days away, Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission Mario Cordero said the time has come for ocean carriers to embrace the obvious solution to achieving compliance that Marine Terminal Operators can offer.
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May 12, 2016
Commission Meeting Scheduled for May 19, 2016
The first portion of the meeting will be held in Open Session; the second in Closed Session.
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May 12, 2016
FMC Collects $840,000 In Penalty Payments
FMC reaches compromise agreements with licensed OTIs and a foreign-based NVOCC to address alleged Shipping Act violations.
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May 03, 2016
FMC’s Supply Chain Innovation Teams Launched Today
Industry leaders will be working in teams to develop process innovations that will improve the reliability, resilience, and competitiveness of our global supply chain.
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