2024 Archive - Federal Maritime Commission
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Archive for 2024

Industry Advisory—All FMC Statutes & Regulations Remain in Full Effect Following Bridge Collapse


Disruption to regular service at the Port of Baltimore is causing many shippers to adjust supply chain operations. Regulated entities are reminded that all statutes administered by the Federal Maritime Commission remain in effect. Common carriers and marine terminal operators (MTOs) must continue to comply with all statutory and regulatory… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Discusses LNG at AAPA Legislative Summit 


Commissioner Louis E. Sola participated on a Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Exports panel at the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Legislative Summit held in Washington, D.C. from March 18-21, 2024. Commissioner Sola highlighted the importance of LNG in reducing carbon emissions, stating, “LNG can reduce carbon emissions by 20-30%… Read More »

Statement By Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel on the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association’s Inaugural Supply Chain & Logistic Summit


Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel travelled to Puerto Rico in February 2024 to provide the keynote speech to the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association at their inaugural Supply Chain and Logistics Summit. In his remarks, Commissioner Bentzel discussed how conditions in the Red Sea and the Panama Canal are impacting shipping and… Read More »

February 2024 Activity Report 


Statements & Releases FMC Publishes Final Rule on Detention and Demurrage Billing Practices The Federal Maritime Commission issued a Final Rule establishing new requirements for how common carriers and marine terminal operators must bill for demurrage and detention charges, providing clarity on who can be billed, within what timeframe, and… Read More »

January 2024 Activity Report


Statements & Releases FMC Announces Hearing on Shipping Conditions in the Red Sea The Federal Maritime Commission announced it will hold an informal public hearing on February 7, 2024, to examine how conditions in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden regions are impacting commercial shipping and global supply chains…. Read More »

Statement of Daniel B. Maffei Chairman, Federal Maritime Commission  before  U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation 


Chair Cantwell, Ranking Member Cruz, and Members of the Committee, thank you for this opportunity to appear before you today. The last time I testified before this committee, the ocean-linked supply chains that serve our nation were in crisis. Ports were so congested that many of them had dozens of… Read More »