2015 Archive - Federal Maritime Commission
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Update: Final OTI Rules Published, Service Contract Rules to Move Forward for Comment


November 5, 2015 NR 15-17 Contact: Karen V. Gregory, Secretary, (202) 523-5725 The Commission voted at its meeting yesterday to issue a final rule on ocean transportation intermediary (OTI) licensing and financial responsibility requirements, and directed staff to prepare an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking concerning service contracts and NVOCC service arrangements. OTI… Read More »

Update: FMC Receiving Complaints re: Swift International Logistics, Inc.


November 4, 2015 The Commission has received a growing number of complaints regarding licensed, bonded and tariffed non-vessel-operating common carrier, Swift International Logistics, Inc., FMC license number 024038N, registered to operate in West Orange, NJ. Efforts by consumers to contact Swift International Logistics, Inc. have been unsuccessful. At this time,… Read More »

Chairman Cordero’s Remarks at NAWE October 26, 2015


November 2, 2015 Thank you for your kind introduction, John.  It is an honor to be here with so many well informed and like-minded individuals. I greatly appreciate the invitation from the National Association of Waterfront Employers to be here this evening, particularly in my home town of Long Beach…. Read More »

Commissioner Doyle Votes in Favor to Move Forward on an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Service Contracts


October 26, 2015 In a closed session, the Commission determined to move forward to seek comment on its service contract rules to clarify, update, encourage leveraging technology, and provide regulatory relief where possible. The Commission will publish the proposal and request public comment later in the year. Review of the… Read More »

Chairman’s Earth Day Award Nominations Discontinued


October 23, 2015 Update: 3/8/2016 Effective Feb. 10, 2016, the FMC Chairman’s Earth Day Award has been discontinued due to Congressional action authorizing funding for the Commission which specifically prohibits issuance of certain awards and citations. About the Program: The FMC Chairman’s Earth Day Award recognizes members of the maritime… Read More »

Commissioner Dye Votes Against Final Rules Concerning OTIs


October 22, 2015 I am pleased that this Final Rule reflects many of the excellent comments provided to us by ocean transportation intermediaries. I remain concerned, however, that this Rule does not incorporate other important comments and respond to my basic objections to the regulatory approach in this proceeding. Although… Read More »