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Updates to PierPass Will Go Into Effect


Contact: John K. DeCrosta, (202) 523-5911 The Federal Maritime Commission voted to take no action to prevent amendments to the West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) related to “PierPass” from becoming effective. Under the terms of the updated agreement (FMC Agreement No. 201143), WCMTOA will replace the current two-tier PierPass fee… Read More »

Statement from Commissioner Maffei regarding Amendment to the West Coast Marine Terminal Operator Agreement


May 24, 2018 Commissioner Maffei participated in a unanimous vote to seek additional information regarding the most recent amendment to the West Coast Marine Terminal Operators Agreement (“WCMTOA”) (FMC Agreement No. 201143). Today, I voted to issue a request for more information regarding the proposed amendment to WCMTOA. I commend… Read More »

Commission Votes on Agreements Filed by MTOs at Port of Tacoma


March 30, 2018 The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) today voted to allow the Husky-Ports America Washington Marine Terminal Cooperative Working Agreement (FMC Agreement #201240), to go into effect on March 31, 2018. A Request for Additional Information was issued for the Tacoma Marine Terminal Operator Conference Agreement (FMC Agreement #201241)… Read More »

Update Regarding FMC Rejection of Tripartite Agreement


NR 17-10 Contact: John K. DeCrosta (202) 523-5911 The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced on May 2, 2017 that it had voted to reject “on jurisdictional grounds the ‘Tripartite Agreement’ (FMC Agreement No. 012475).” Following review by the Office of General Counsel and the Bureau of Trade Analysis and including… Read More »

FMC Rejects Tripartite Agreement


NR 17-09 Contact: John K. DeCrosta (202) 523-5911 The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) today rejected on jurisdictional grounds the “Tripartite Agreement” (FMC Agreement No. 012475), an agreement between three carriers to form a joint container shipping service. The Shipping Act does not provide the Federal Maritime Commission with authority to… Read More »