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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.



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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Jul 19, 2017
West Coast Agreements & Changes to Controlled Carrier List on Agenda for Commission July Meeting
The Commission met on July 19, 2017 for a regular scheduled meeting where staff reported on two West Coast related agreements as well as changes to the Controlled Carrier List.
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Jul 13, 2017
FMC Collects $925,000 In Penalty Payments
The Commission completed compromise agreements recovering a total of $925,000 in civil penalties.
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Jul 12, 2017
Commission Meeting Scheduled for July 19, 2017
The first portion of the meeting will be held in Open Session; the second portion will be held in Closed Session.
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Jul 11, 2017
FMC Launches Export Phase of Supply Chain System Information Initiative
Phase two of the FMC’s Supply Chain Innovation Team initiative led by Commissioner Dye launched today.​
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Jun 27, 2017
FMC Hosts Blockchain Discussion
A panel of experts discussed the various applications of blockchain technology.
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Jun 22, 2017
Port of NYNJ/OCEMA Agreement to Become Effective Sunday
A tie vote today will not prevent the Port of New York & New Jersey/OCEMA Discussion Agreement from going into effect June 25, 2017
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Jun 08, 2017
Commissioner Dye Addresses Agricultural Transportation Coalition Annual Meeting
Launch of Export Supply Chain Innovation Teams, status of FMC Regulatory Reform efforts, and impact of alliance restructuring topics covered by Commissioner Dye in her remarks.
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Jun 06, 2017
Acting Chairman Khouri Addresses Gemini Shippers Group Annual Meeting
Acting Chairman Khouri discussed priorities and initiatives of the Commission, and regulatory reform efforts in particular.
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May 26, 2017
Commission Meets to Discuss Regulatory Reform Initiative & Ocean Carrier Alliances
Regulatory Reform Rulemaking Notice of Inquiry Discussed at May meeting now available on FMC website​
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May 26, 2017
Acting Chairman Khouri Delivers Remarks at OCEMA Event
Acting Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission was a featured speaker during the Ocean Carriers Equipment Management Agreement Steering Committee meeting
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May 25, 2017
FMC's Transition to HTTPS for HSTS Compliancy
Please update all links, including bookmarks, to include "https".
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May 24, 2017
Commission Meeting Scheduled for May 24, 2017
Due to technical difficulties, today's FMC meeting will not be available to watch online, you can attend at FMC HQ
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May 09, 2017
Senate Subcommittee Hearing on Maritime Transportation
Acting Chairman Khouri and Commissioners Dye and Cordero testified today.
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May 05, 2017
Update Regarding FMC Rejection of Tripartite Agreement
Commission vote determined that the Agreement is not within the Commission’s jurisdiction.
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May 03, 2017
Acting Chairman Michael A. Khouri Summary Testimony U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Sub-Committee on Coast Guard and Marine Transportation
Acting Chairman Michael A. Khouri to address a number of matters about the Shipping Act of 1984 ("Shipping Act" or "Act") and the Commission of current interest to the Subcommittee.
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May 02, 2017
FMC Rejects Tripartite Agreement
On jurisdictional grounds, the Commission rejected the “Tripartite Agreement” (FMC Agreement No. 012475).​
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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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Results: 49 Article(s) Found.