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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 »

NOVEMBER 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS New Supply Chain Initiatives Announced at FMC Meeting Six Supply Chain Innovation Teams are being convened by Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye to identify and implement improvements to the process and timing of return and delivery of containers to marine terminals. FMC Effort Will Examine How Data Can… Read More »

OCTOBER 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS FMC Holds First Meeting of the National Shipper Advisory Committee Individuals who represent companies importing and exporting cargo to and from the United States gathered virtually Wednesday for the inaugural meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission’s National Shipper Advisory Committee. Registration for First meeting of the National… Read More »

September 2021 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission—September 21, 2021 The Commission held a closed, non-deliberative meeting under the authority of 46 U.S.C. 303 to discuss operational issues in the international maritime trade in Puerto Rico. FMC to Issue Guidance on Complaint Proceedings and Seek Comments on Demurrage and… Read More »

AUGUST 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Commission Questions Shipping Lines About Surcharges The Federal Maritime Commission has launched an expedited inquiry into the timing and legal sufficiency of ocean carrier practices with respect to certain surcharges. FMC Invites Comment on Proposed Rule Addressing Cruise Line Non-Performance and Refunds The Federal Maritime Commission announced… Read More »

JULY 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS FMC Establishes Ocean Carriers Audit Program The Federal Maritime Commission 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… Read More »

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 »

MAY 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS FMC Votes to Implement National Shipper Advisory Committee Shippers interested in providing their expertise to the Federal Maritime Commission will soon be able to apply to serve on the agency’s new National Shipper Advisory Committee. Commission Publishes Update of its Official Case Law Reporter The Federal Maritime… Read More »