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FMC September 2022 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS FMC Meeting Focuses on OSRA Implementation & Data Initiative The September meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission included briefings on progress implementing the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 and the findings of the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative. FMC Seeking Public Comment on Unreasonable Refusal to Deal… Read More »

August 2022 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS FMC Establishes OSRA 2022 Implementation Webpage The Federal Maritime Commission has established a webpage dedicated to its actions and activities related to the implementation of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA). FMC Seeks Comments on Benefits of Issuing Emergency Order Requiring Information Sharing The Federal… Read More »

JULY 2022 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Industry Advisory—Demurrage & Detention Billing Practices The Commission issued notice to the trade that common carriers are required to comply with demurrage or detention billing practices established by the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022. Industry Advisory—Interim Procedures for Submitting “Charge Complaints” Under 46 USC 41310 The Commission… Read More »

June 2022 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Industry Advisory—Applicability of Provisions Contained in PL 117-146 The Commission issued an Industry Advisory about self-executing provisions of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (PL 117-146). FMC Approves $2 Million Settlement Agreement with Hapag-Lloyd The Federal Maritime Commission approved a settlement agreement reached between its Bureau… Read More »

May 2022 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS New Monitoring Requirements Give FMC More Insight into Alliance Carrier Operations The three global ocean carrier alliances (2M, OCEAN, and THE) and each of their member companies will now be required to provide enhanced pricing and capacity information, providing the Federal Maritime Commission with uniform data to… Read More »

APRIL 2022 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS FMC Launches Instructional Video on How to File Complaints A newly published multimedia presentation provides instruction on options the public has to bring complaints at the Federal Maritime Commission, ranging from reporting information that may trigger an investigation to initiating formal civil litigation that can provide wronged… Read More »

March 2022 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Export Service is New Added Focus of FMC Ocean Carrier Audit Program The Federal Maritime Commission’s Vessel-Operating Common Carrier (VOCC) Audit Program is expanding its scope to also evaluate how shipping lines are serving U.S. export shippers. Demurrage & Detention ANPRM Comments Deadline Extended The Federal Maritime… Read More »

February 2022 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Max Vekich Sworn-In as FMC Commissioner Max Vekich was sworn-in as a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2026. Commissioner Dye Explains Options for Filing Complaints at FMC Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye issued a statement providing guidance on the different avenues… Read More »

January 2022 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Detention and Demurrage and Data Initiatives Addressed at Commission Meeting The FMC met in both open and closed session to be briefed on efforts to address detention and demurrage, improve supply chain data transparency, and an ongoing investigation of Canadian government regulations that affect U.S. flag Great… Read More »

DECEMBER 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS FMC Policy Statements Provide Guidance on Complaints Process Three policy statements provide new guidance on bringing private party complaints at the Federal Maritime Commission. Commissioner Bentzel’s Data Initiative & National Shipper Advisory Committee Hold Meetings Commissioner Bentel Hosts Inaugural Meeting of FMC Data Initiative The first meeting… Read More »