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Archive for 2021

JUNE 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS New Senior Executive Staff Hired for Key FMC Leadership Roles The Commission announced the hiring of a new Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer & Director of Enterprise Services, and Director of the Bureau of Trade Analysis. Testimony of Chairman Daniel B. Maffei before the House Committee on… Read More »

FMC Hears Proposals Addressing Supply Chain and Cruise Issues

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Recommendations to address ongoing port and supply chain congestion, and proposed changes to agency regulations related to refunds for cancelled cruise ship voyages, were topics addressed during the open session of a Federal Maritime Commission meeting held today. Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye provided the Commission with Interim Recommendations to address… Read More »

Remarks of Commissioner Rebecca Dye on Fact Finding 29 Interim Recommendations

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International Ocean Supply Chain Performance Earlier this year, I reviewed my calendar from last year and I stopped counting at over 75 virtual speeches. I didn’t try to count the hundreds of international importers, exporters, ocean carrier executives, truckers, shipping intermediaries, seaport and marine terminal officials, longshore labor representatives, and… Read More »

Commission Meeting Scheduled for July 28, 2021

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Commission Meeting Link SUNSHINE ACT MEETING  FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION AGENDA   STATUS: Part of this meeting will be open to the public and will be streamed live, accessible from www.fmc.gov. The rest of the meeting will be closed to the public.   DATE AND TIME:  July 28, 2021; 10:00AM  PLACE:  This will be an open meeting to… Read More »

Testimony of Chairman Maffei before Congress: “Review of Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for the Coast Guard and the Maritime Transportation Programs”

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Testimony of Chairman Daniel B. Maffei Federal Maritime Commission Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation U.S. House of Representatives Good morning Chairman Carbajal, Chairman DeFazio, Ranking Member Gibbs, and Members of the Subcommittee. I am honored to appear today in support of… Read More »

FMC Establishes Ocean Carriers Audit Program

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The Federal Maritime Commission has established a new audit program and dedicated audit team to assess carrier compliance with the Agency’s rule on detention and demurrage as well as to provide additional information beneficial to the regular monitoring of the marketplace for ocean cargo services. The “Vessel-Operating Common Carrier Audit… Read More »

New FMC and DoJ MOU Supports Interagency Collaboration on Antitrust Issues

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The Federal Maritime Commission and the Department of Justice Antitrust Division today signed an interagency Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) to foster increased cooperation and communication in their respective oversight and enforcement responsibilities of the ocean liner shipping industry.   FMC Chairman Daniel Maffei and Acting Assistant Attorney General Richard Powers signed the first-ever MOU between the two agencies this afternoon.  The MOU comes in succession to the Executive Order addressing competition… Read More »

Chairman Daniel B. Maffei Attends White House Signing Ceremony for Executive Order on Competition

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Today, Chairman Daniel B. Maffei was honored to be among the attendees at today’s White House signing ceremony for the Biden Administration’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy. His statement regarding the executive order follows: I applaud President Biden for his leadership in calling “all hands on… Read More »

Letter of Commissioner Sola to Governor DeSantis

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Commissioner Louis E. Sola wrote to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on June 30, 2021 regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations and cruise travel. The text of the letter is below. Dear Governor DeSantis: I am writing to you in my capacity as one of five commissioners of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), an… Read More »