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December 2023 Activity Report

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Statements & Releases Impacts From Threats to Shipping The Federal Maritime Commission issued a statement regarding threats to commercial shipping in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden regions. Commissioner Sola Attends Cruise Forward Summit to Talk About Zero Emission Efforts in the Maritime Industry Commissioner Louis E. Sola participated… Read More »

November 2023 Activity Report

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Statements & Releases National Shipper Advisory Committee November 2023 Meeting A recording of the November 16, 2023 meeting of the National Shipper Advisory Committee is available for viewing on the Federal Maritime Commission YouTube channel. Commissioner Sola Speaks at LNG Bunkering Summit Commissioner Louis Sola spoke at the LNG Bunkering… Read More »

October 2023 Activity Report

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Statements & Releases September 2023 Activity Report Commissioner Sola Featured Speaker at the American Maritime Forum Commissioner Louis E. Sola delivered a compelling presentation at the American Maritime Forum held in Miami, FL on October 24, 2023 advocating for regulations promoting sustainability and green fuels as the combination necessary to… Read More »

September 2023 Activity Report 

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Statements & Releases FMC Discusses OSRA Implementation, Consumer Assistance Accomplishments Commissioners were briefed at a September 21, 2023, meeting that substantive progress is being made in completing three of the rulemakings mandated by the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022, and that public requests for Commission services and assistance remain… Read More »

August 2023 Activity Report

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Statements & Announcements Industry Advisory—Names of Non-Compliant NVOCCs Posted to FMC Website The Federal Maritime Commission began posting the names of Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs) that do not publish a tariff, contrary to Commission regulations (46 C.F.R. §520.3(a)). Commission Publishes Update of its Official Case Law Reporter An update to… Read More »

FMC July 2023 Activity Report

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Statements & Announcements Industry Advisory—Requirements for Doing Business with NVOCCs and OFFs The Federal Maritime Commission reminds Common Carriers, including Vessel-Operating Common Carriers (VOCCs), they must meet their compliance obligations when doing business with Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs) and Ocean Freight Forwarders (OFFs). Notice to Passengers Regarding Vantage Travel Services,… Read More »

FMC JUNE 2023 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS FMC Issues Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Unreasonable Refusal to Deal  The Federal Maritime Commission issued Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing how it would implement the prohibition on common carriers unreasonably refusing available cargo space to shippers. Industry Advisory—Requirement to File Timely and Accurate Service… Read More »

FMC April 2023 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS New Video Explains Charge Complaint Process A new multimedia presentation provides the public with instructions on how to file charge complaints at the Federal Maritime Commission. Statement of Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel on the Release of the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative Recommendations Statement of Commissioner Carl Bentzel… Read More »

March 2023 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Testimony of Chairman Maffei before Congress Prepared statement of Chairman Daniel Maffei before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation at hearing entitled “Review of Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request for the Federal Maritime Transportation Programs, and Implementation of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022”…. Read More »

January 2023 Activity Report

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Statements & Announcements FMC to Seek Additional Comments on Unreasonable Refusal to Deal Rulemaking The Federal Maritime Commission will issue a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that addresses issues commenters raised in response to the Unreasonable Refusal to Deal or Negotiate with Respect to Vessel Space Accommodations proposed (Docket 22-24)… Read More »