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Archive for 2020

Fact Finding 29: Advice to the Trade

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Commissioner Rebecca Dye is advising that shippers and truckers may contact the Federal Maritime Commission’s Bureau of Enforcement (BoE) with allegations of ocean carriers and marine terminal operators employing practices or regulations in violation of 46 USC 41102(c) involving non-compliance with the Final Rule published earlier this year by the… Read More »

NOVEMBER 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Federal Maritime Commission Increases Global Alliances’ Information Monitoring Report Requirements Pursuant to direction from Chairman Khouri, the Commission has issued letters to the three global carrier alliances requiring that certain carrier-specific trade data be filed more frequently. Commissioner Sola Visits Houston for Panel Discussion and Meetings with… Read More »

FMC Receives Briefings at December Meeting

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The Federal Maritime Commission met virtually and in closed session on Wednesday, December 10, 2020. At the meeting, Commissioner Rebecca Dye provided an update on her work to date as Fact Finding Officer for “International Ocean Transportation Supply Chain Engagement” (Fact Finding 29).  Staff provided a briefing on General Prohibitions… Read More »

FMC Chairman Addresses Export Container Availability

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Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Michael A. Khouri told an international audience that he takes seriously reports that ocean carriers are not supplying containers to U.S. agricultural exporters at inland locations and the Commission is examining all potential actions it can take in response as a regulatory agency. Chairman Khouri made… Read More »

FMC User Fees Scheduled to Be Revised in January

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The Federal Maritime Commission is updating the fees it charges for services, effective January 27, 2021 barring further action or significant adverse comments. Comments regarding this rule must be filed with the Commission by December 14, 2020. This change is pursuant to Office of Management and Budget directives applying to… Read More »