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Commission Sets January Dates for Petition P4-16 Hearings

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Contact: John K. DeCrosta (202) 523-5911 The Federal Maritime Commission today announced January 16 and 17, 2018 as the dates it will hold public hearings to receive testimony from maritime industry witnesses regarding a petition filed by the Coalition for Fair Port Practices (Petition P4-16) that raised issues associated with… Read More »

FMC Receiving Complaints on Five Unlicensed Companies

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Consumers should work with licensed international shipping companies when shipping personal effects and automobiles overseas. Unlicensed companies are not authorized to provide international ocean shipping services. Recently the Commission received questions and complaints about these companies shipping cargo and household goods primarily between the U.S. and Brazil: Fastway Moving and… Read More »

Commission Moves Forward with Regulatory Reform Efforts as Part of November Meeting

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The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Wednesday took an important step in its regulatory reform efforts when it voted to advance a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that simplifies and streamlines its Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) Service Arrangements (NSA) and Negotiated Rate Arrangements (NRA) rules and procedures. Through the NPRM, the… Read More »

Remarks of Commissioner Dye to the Commission FMC – Innovation Teams Initiative Update

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Supply Chain as System The conclusions of our work with the Supply Chain Innovation Teams reinforce the arguments in favor of applying new information technologies in the “ecosystem” of international supply chain networks to transform our American freight delivery system. To accomplish this, all supply chain actors—from ocean carriers to… Read More »

Commission Publishes FY18-22 Initial Draft Strategic Plan

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The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC or Commission) invites comments on its Initial Draft Strategic Plan for FY 2018-2022 (draft Plan), which was released today. Comments on the Commission’s draft Plan must be submitted on or before December 6, 2017. The Commission is introducing with the draft Plan a new motto,… Read More »

FMC Establishes Regulatory Reform Webpage

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The Federal Maritime Commission today unveiled a webpage dedicated to reporting on the agency’s regulatory reform initiative. Building upon recent Executive Orders issued by the President, the Commission’s regulatory reform initiative is a voluntary effort to evaluate the agency’s existing regulations and programs, and make recommendations regarding their repeal, replacement… Read More »

Commission Meeting Scheduled for November 8, 2017

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Sunshine Act Meeting Time and Date: November 8, 2017; 10:00 AM Place: 800 N. Capitol Street, NW First Floor Hearing Room Washington, DC Status: This meeting will be held in Open Session & will be streamed live at http://fmc.capitolconnection.org/. Matters To Be Considered: Open Session Update from Commissioner Dye on… Read More »

Commissioner Dye Addresses PNWA Annual Meeting

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Commissioner Rebecca Dye on Tuesday told the audience at the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association’s (PNWA) annual meeting that though the Supply Chain Innovation Teams Initiative she has led is coming to a close, the work necessary to maintain an efficient and reliable international, intermodal supply chain is never-ending. During her… Read More »