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Commissioner Dye Explains Options for Filing Complaints at FMC

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Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye today issued the below statement providing guidance on the different avenues shippers have at the Federal Maritime Commission to pursue demurrage and detention complaints. Her statement provides links to information on the Commission’s website that can be helpful to individuals in determining which type of complaint… Read More »

Commission Invites Comments on Benefits of New Demurrage & Detention Rule

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An Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking approved today by the Federal Maritime Commission asks the public if a new rule governing demurrage and detention billing practices would benefit the trade and should apply to marine terminal operators and non-vessel operating common carriers in addition to vessel-operating common carriers. Specifically, the… Read More »

FMC Hears Proposals Addressing Supply Chain and Cruise Issues

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Recommendations to address ongoing port and supply chain congestion, and proposed changes to agency regulations related to refunds for cancelled cruise ship voyages, were topics addressed during the open session of a Federal Maritime Commission meeting held today. Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye provided the Commission with Interim Recommendations to address… Read More »

Remarks of Commissioner Rebecca Dye on Fact Finding 29 Interim Recommendations

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International Ocean Supply Chain Performance Earlier this year, I reviewed my calendar from last year and I stopped counting at over 75 virtual speeches. I didn’t try to count the hundreds of international importers, exporters, ocean carrier executives, truckers, shipping intermediaries, seaport and marine terminal officials, longshore labor representatives, and… Read More »

Fact Finding 29: Advice to the Trade

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Commissioner Rebecca Dye is advising that shippers and truckers may contact the Federal Maritime Commission’s Bureau of Enforcement (BoE) with allegations of ocean carriers and marine terminal operators employing practices or regulations in violation of 46 USC 41102(c) involving non-compliance with the Final Rule published earlier this year by the… Read More »

Commissioner Louis E. Sola Statement on Expanded Supply Chain Investigation

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Earlier this year, the FMC voted unanimously to finalize the interpretive rule addressing detention and demurrage charges in the hopes of improving the situation on the ground and improving the supply chain.  Unfortunately, months later, we find ourselves facing significant congestion at our Nation’s largest seaports and allegations that parties… Read More »

Statement by Commissioner Bentzel on the Supplemental Order to Fact Finding 29 (International Ocean Transportation Supply Chain Engagement)

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I strongly support the issuance of the supplemental order to Fact Finding Investigation 29 (FF29) that builds on the important work my colleague Commissioner Rebecca Dye started over a year ago.  Separately, I have been reviewing issues related to the on-going congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long… Read More »

Chairman Michael A. Khouri Statement RE: Fact Finding 29 Supplemental Order

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FMC Chairman Michael A. Khouri made the following comments concerning the expanded investigation scope and authority of Fact Finding 29 initiated in March 2020: As referenced in this Supplemental Order, the primary purpose of the initial Fact Finding 29 was to identify commercial and operational solutions to cargo delivery system… Read More »