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Commissioner Sola Reviews PortMiami Cruise Related Infrastructure Improvement Projects

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Commissioner Louis Sola conducted a site visit of PortMiami to examine how ongoing capital improvement projects that support the cruise industry are being affected by the COVID-19 linked interruption to vessel operations. The visit took place Tuesday at the recently completed Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) Terminal where Commissioner Sola was… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Issues Report Examining Economic Impacts of Cancelled Cruise Season to Northwestern States

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The latest Fact Finding 30 Interim Report issued by Commissioner Louis Sola chronicles the significant economic impact the canceled 2020 cruise season is having on Alaskan citizens and tourism related businesses.  The report concludes that when considered on a per capita basis, there may not be another state in the… Read More »

ANPRM Addressing Cruise Line Performance & Refunds Available

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The Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) addressing possible changes to regulations governing the definition of “non-performance” by a cruise line and the process for obtaining a refund when a vessel does not sail is now available for review. The Federal Maritime Commission voted in late September to initiate this… Read More »

Fact Finding 30 Interim Report Highlights Economic Impacts to Florida From Paused Cruise Operations

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The economic impacts of COVID-19 have not been limited to passenger cruise lines, but have extended to port authorities and cities throughout Florida with cancelled sailings resulting in loss of revenue to public ports, government at all levels, and private companies that do business with cruise lines. These conclusions are… Read More »

Acting Secretary of DHS Briefed on COVID-19 Impacts to Cruise Industry & Ocean Shipping

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Commissioners Louis E. Sola and Rebecca F. Dye today briefed Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf about the Federal Maritime Commission response to COVID-19, including fact finding investigations examining impacts to the passenger cruise industry and the intermodal freight delivery system. Today’s briefing included representatives from Congressional offices,… Read More »

Commission Initiates Rulemaking Process Addressing Cruise Line Performance and Refunds

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The Federal Maritime Commission has initiated a process that may ultimately lead to amending its regulations concerning “non-performance” by a Passenger Vessel Operator (PVO/cruise line) and under what circumstances passengers must be provided a refund for a cancelled or delayed voyage. On Monday, the Commission voted to accept the recommendations… Read More »

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

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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

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Updated 8/10/20 to provide details on the proposed changes to passenger refunds for canceled bookings. 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… Read More »