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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.



Aug 15, 2018
International Moving Tips - Web Briefing by CADRS
Thursday, August 16, 3:00 p.m.
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Aug 01, 2018
FMC Names New Director of Enforcement
Benjamin Trogdon to assume position August 5, 2018
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Jul 25, 2018
Ports in SC & GA to Establish Common Chassis Pool
Agreement between ports in SC & GA allows for establishment of common chassis pool
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Jul 25, 2018
FMC Collects $618,000 In Penalty Payments
The Federal Maritime Commission completed compromise agreements with eight non-vessel-operating common carriers, recovering a total of $618,000 in civil penalties.
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Jul 19, 2018
Expanded Flexibility for Ocean Transportation Intermediaries Effective August 22, 2018
Final Rule that simplifies requirement for NVOCC NRAs and NSAs published
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Jun 29, 2018
Commissioner Maffei Departs Commission
Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei departed the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) today.
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Jun 06, 2018
Commission Votes to Expand Flexibility in NVOCC Service Options
FMC Provides Regulatory Relief Sought by Industry via Petition
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Jun 01, 2018
Two Marine Terminal Agreements at Port of Tacoma Become Effective
Agreements between Husky & WUT allow coordination between Tacoma, WA MTOs
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May 30, 2018
Commission Meeting Scheduled for June 6, 2018
This meeting will be open to the public.
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May 24, 2018
Commission Wants More Information on PierPass Amendment
The Commission has issued a Request for Additional Information
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Apr 25, 2018
Commissioner Dye Represents FMC at US-China Bilateral Maritime Consultations
In Beijing this week, Commissioner Dye will lead discussions on competition and efficiency
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Apr 24, 2018
Acting Chairman Michael A. Khouri Testifies to Congress
Acting Chairman Michael A. Khouri testifies to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security for the hearing on Maritime Transportation: Opportunities and Challenges.
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Apr 23, 2018
Commission To Examine Trucking & Delivery Arrangements
The Commission is contacting some ocean carriers with questions regarding reported unilateral changes to trucking services
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Apr 02, 2018
FMC Issues Information Demands in Detention & Demurrage Investigation
Ocean Carriers & MTOs must provide information and documents explaining practices
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Mar 30, 2018
Commission Votes on Agreements Filed by MTOs at Port of Tacoma
Husky-Ports America Agreement will Go Into Force; Commission Issues RFAI for Two Other Agreements
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Mar 21, 2018
U.S.-Japan Hold Consultations in Tokyo on Maritime Issues
Acting Chairman Khouri Represents FMC as Delegation Member
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Mar 14, 2018
Acting Chairman Michael A. Khouri Testifies to Congress
Acting Chairman Michael A. Khouri testifies to House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation on FY 2019 Budget Request
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Mar 13, 2018
French America Line Cruise Cancellations
Contact the FMC if you have not received a refund for a cancelled French America Line cruise.
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Mar 05, 2018
Commission Orders Formal Investigation in Detention & Demurrage Case
Commissioner Rebecca Dye designated Investigative Officer to examine matters raised in Petition
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Feb 28, 2018
FMC Collects $465,000 In Penalty Payments
FMC reaches compromise agreements with six NVOCCs to address alleged Shipping Act violations.
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Feb 27, 2018
FMC Receiving Complaints About Florida Moving Company with Revoked License
Consumers Warned to Not Do Business with “Move Management International, Inc.”
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Feb 21, 2018
Commission Names Secretary & Director of Enforcement
Rachel Dickon to serve as Secretary and Brian Troiano to serve as Director, Bureau of Enforcement
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Feb 11, 2018
Commission Recognized for Successful CFC Campaign
FMC employees gave generously to the 2017 Combined Federal Campaign
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Feb 08, 2018
Commission Meeting Scheduled for February 14, 2018
This meeting will be closed to the public.
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Feb 06, 2018
Notice to Passengers: NCL NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY
NCL will make a compensation offer to passengers aboard vessel during January storm
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Jan 26, 2018
Commission Recognized for Continued Strong Performance on Employee Satisfaction
FMC receives award from Partnership for Public Service
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Jan 19, 2018
Commission Concludes Hearing on Petition P4-16
The FMC held a 2 day hearing examining issues raised in a petition filed regarding port practices of ocean carriers and marine terminal operators
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Jan 12, 2018
Commission Issues Regulatory Reform Priorities Plan
Commission identifies rules and regulations currently suitable for reform or elimination
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Jan 11, 2018
Commission Raises Penalty Fees
The Commission will increase the fees for 11 different penalties.
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Dec 20, 2017
Commission Publishes Tentative Schedule & Witness List for P4-16 Hearings
January hearing will explore issues related to detention, demurrage, and per diem charges.
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Dec 15, 2017
Commissioner Doyle Leaving FMC to Serve as Executive Director & CEO of Dredging Contractors of America
Commissioner William P. Doyle is departing the FMC in early January to accept the positions of Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Dredging Contractors of America.
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Dec 07, 2017
Supply Chain Innovation Teams Report Published
Report on findings and recommendations following 18-month effort led by Commissioner Rebecca Dye now available
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Nov 29, 2017
FMC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Public comments are invited about proposals to simplify NSAs and NRAs.
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Nov 16, 2017
Commission Sets January Dates for Petition P4-16 Hearings
The Commission will hold two days of hearings in mid-January to hear testimony related to petition filed by Coalition for Fair Port Practices
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Nov 14, 2017
FMC Receiving Complaints on Five Unlicensed Companies
Don't use Fastway Moving & Storage Inc DBA Dream Cargo, Fastway Moving & Services Corp, Fastway Moving & Trading Inc, Donadel Auto Transport LLC, or Abreu Logistics USA LLC
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Nov 09, 2017
Commission Moves Forward with Regulatory Reform Efforts as Part of November Meeting
Commission votes to publish NPRM & is briefed on Supply Chain Innovation Teams Initiative & How Filed Agreements are Analyzed for Competitive Concerns
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Nov 06, 2017
Commission Publishes FY18-22 Initial Draft Strategic Plan
The Federal Maritime Commission seeks comments on its Initial Draft Strategic Plan published today
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Nov 02, 2017
FMC Establishes Regulatory Reform Webpage
The Federal Maritime Commission today unveiled a webpage dedicated to reporting on the agency’s regulatory reform initiative.
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Nov 01, 2017
Commission Meeting Scheduled for November 8, 2017
This meeting will be open to the public.
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Sep 20, 2017
Commission Meets to Hear Briefings on Supply Chain Teams, Shipping Forum, Procedural Changes and Discuss Petition
Commission receives briefings on Supply Chain Innovation Teams, London International Shipping Week activities, and the Alliance Agreement Review Process. In closed session, Commission receives briefing on Petition P4-16 and votes to Hold Public Hearings
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Sep 14, 2017
THE Alliance Authorized to Establish Contingency Fund
The Federal Maritime Commission allowed an amendment to THE Alliance Agreement to go into effect that permits establishment of a contingency fund.
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Sep 13, 2017
Commission Meeting Scheduled for September 20, 2017
The first portion of the meeting will be held in Open Session & streamed live at http://fmc.capitolconnection.org/; the second portion in Closed Session.
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Sep 13, 2017
Acting Chairman Khouri in London for US-UK Maritime Consultations
Khouri is representing the U.S. government at bilateral maritime consultation with the United Kingdom.​
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Sep 06, 2017
Notice to Passengers: Hurricane Irma
Cruise lines announce itinerary changes and cancellations.
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Aug 29, 2017
Notice to Passengers: Hurricane Harvey
Cruise lines announce itinerary changes and cancellations.
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Aug 29, 2017
FMC Stands Ready to Provide Assistance to Shippers & Carriers Effected by Hurricane Harvey
The Commission’s Office of Consumer Affairs & Dispute Resolution Services can help with cargo facilitation in some instances
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