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AUGUST 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Commission Initiates Rulemaking Process Addressing Cruise Line Performance Refunds The FMC has initiated a process that may ultimately lead to amending its regulations concerning “non-performance” by a Passenger Vessel Operator and under what circumstances passengers must be provided a refund for a cancelled or delayed voyage. Commissioner… Read More »

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 »

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 »

MAY 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission The FMC held a non-public meeting on May 28, 2020. Fact Finding 30 Investigation Focusing on Cruise Line Financial Responsibility & Refund Policies Issues related to how cruise lines meet financial responsibility requirements and the ticket refund polices of cruise lines… Read More »

APRIL 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Commissioner Sola to Lead Fact Finding Focusing on Cruise Line Issues The Federal Maritime Commission designated Commissioner Sola to serve as the Fact Finding Officer for Fact Finding 30, “COVID-19 Impact on Cruise Industry” in an order issued today. Commission Issues New Guidance on Detention & Demurrage… Read More »

MARCH 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Commissioner Dye Leading Initiative to Address Urgent COVID-19 Supply Chain Impacts The Federal Maritime Commission issued an order authorizing Commissioner Rebecca Dye to identify operational solutions to cargo delivery system challenges related to Coronavirus-19. Commission Authorities and Available Services Remain in Place During COVID-19 Situation During the… Read More »

FEBRUARY 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Justification Commissioner Carl Bentzel on the South Atlantic Chassis Pool Agreement Commissioner’s statement explaining his vote to allow the amendment of South Atlantic Chassis Pool Agreement to add the Ports of Jacksonville and Wilmington. Commissioners Bentzel and Maffei Travel to Houston, Texas Summary… Read More »

January 2020 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Final Rules to be Published Implementing Shipping Act Amendments and Revising Procedures The Federal Maritime Commission voted to publish two final rules and received in closed session a briefing on developments in the U.S. liner trades. https://www.fmc.gov/commission-votes-to-publish-two-final-rules/ Commission Meeting Scheduled for January 15, 2020 Sunshine Act Notice… Read More »

December 2019 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Commission Issues Order in Petition No. P3-18 The Federal Maritime Commission issued an Order partially granting Petition No. P3-18 for exemption filed by the World Shipping Council, seeking regulatory relief from 46 U.S.C. 40502(b) and (d). New OTI Rules Now in Effect Non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCC) will… Read More »

November 2019 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Remarks by Commissioner Louis E. Sola at Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei participates in Maritime Risk Symposium Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei visits Singapore for Global Maritime Forum October 2019 Activity Report DECISIONS, ORDERS, & ENFORCEMENT Rulemaking Activity Final Rule–Amendments to Regulations Governing… Read More »