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Fact Finding 30 Final Report Released

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The passenger cruise sector has implemented standards and safeguards that allow a vital part of the travel and hospitality industries to operate while managing health risks to vessel crew and passengers.  Federal Maritime Commission Commissioner Louis E. Sola summarized this nearly two-year effort in the final report issued today on Fact Finding 30…. Read More »

FMC Invites Comments on Proposed Rule Addressing Cruise Line Non-Performance and Refunds

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The Federal Maritime Commission seeks public comment on a proposed rule to amend its regulations governing non-performance by Passenger Vessel Operators (PVO/cruise lines) and establishing new requirements for when cruise passengers should be provided refunds for cancelled or delayed voyages. The proposed changes are outlined in a Notice of Proposed… Read More »

Statement of Commissioner Sola: Donating Surplus Vaccines to Caribbean & Central America Would Benefit American Industry & Security

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Sharing surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses with Caribbean and Central American nations will help protect vulnerable populations, promote U.S. diplomatic efforts, and help restart an important industry within the American travel and tourism service sector. Those are the arguments made in a letter sent Tuesday to President Joseph Biden by Federal… Read More »

Remarks of Commissioner Sola at Port of Galveston

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Good Afternoon, Buenas Tardes! Albert Shannon, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Port of Galveston Alan Robb, President, I-L-A Mayor – Craig Brown Business Impact Leaders  “J.P.” Bryan, Jr. Emerson Hankamer Philip Kuebler Gina M. Spagnola, President & CEO, Galveston Chamber of Commerce Michael Woody, Chief Tourism Officer, Galveston Island Convention &… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Visits Houston for Panel Discussion and Meetings with Local Maritime Leaders

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Commissioner Louis Sola recently visited Houston, participating in events and meetings with local maritime and trade executives where the current state of the industry, infrastructure required to support shipping, and the gateway’s future were among the topics of discussion. The visit centered on Commissioner Sola’s participation on the “State of… Read More »