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Commissioner Sola Provides Briefing on Fact Finding 30 to Senior DoT Official


COVID-19 related impacts on ocean shipping and the cruise industry were discussed Wednesday in a conference call that brought together two Commissioners of the Federal Maritime Commission, a senior official from the Department of Transportation, and representatives of sectors affected by the pandemic’s consequences. Commissioner Louis E. Sola invited the… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Proposes Changes to FMC Regulations on Cruise Line Performance & Refunds


Commissioner Louis E. Sola has proposed the Federal Maritime Commission initiate a rulemaking to amend its regulations governing Passenger Vessel Operators (PVOs or cruise lines) in order to create a uniform standard for non-performance of transportation and to make clear how passengers may obtain refunds. The recommendations are contained in an… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Reports on Meeting with ILWU Leadership in Fact Finding 30 to Discuss Impacts of COVID-19 on Longshore Workforce


Earlier this week I had an excellent discussion with the senior leadership of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) concerning the impact of the current pandemic on the financial wellbeing of their members. International President William Adams, Vice-President Robert “Bobby” Olvera, Jr., and Committeemen Frank Ponce de Leon and… Read More »

Commission Advisory for Cruise Passengers – June 17, 2020


The Federal Maritime Commission is aware passenger cruise lines have canceled or postponed numerous voyages, chiefly attributable to a “No Sail Order” issued by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as well as some cruise lines ending their 2020 season on a voluntary basis. This advisory seeks to… Read More »

Fact Finding 30 Innovation Teams Examining Financial Responsibility Requirements


Cruise lines, marine terminal operators, and port authorities participating on Innovation Teams established by Commissioner Louis Sola as part of his Fact Finding 30 investigation are taking positive steps to address the sufficiency of agency administered financial responsibility requirements to protect consumers purchasing cruise tickets and passengers on cruise vessels… Read More »

Fact Finding 30 Investigation Focusing on Cruise Line Financial Responsibility and Refund Policies


Examining issues related to how cruise lines meet financial responsibility requirements and the lines’ policies related to ticket refunds are becoming the key focal points of the Fact Finding 30 Investigation “COVID-19 Impact on the Cruise Industry” being led by Commissioner Louis E. Sola. Commissioner Sola said his interactions and… Read More »