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JULY 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Commissioner Sola Provides Briefing on Fact Finding 30 to Senior DoT Official 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,… 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 »

JUNE 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Fact Finding 30 Phase One Report Identifies Proposal That Would Help U.S. Cruise Companies An Initial Report issued today by Commissioner Louis Sola identifies a regulatory step that addresses a critical COVID-19 fiscal impact experienced by the cruise industry generally, but most significantly by small passenger vessel… Read More »