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Statement of Chairman Michael A. Khouri Puerto Nuevo Terminals LLC Cooperative Working Agreement, FMC No. 201292

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There has been continued public comment concerning the Federal Maritime Commission’s (FMC) decision that allowed the Puerto Nuevo Terminals LLC Cooperative Working Agreement (the “Agreement”) to go into effect. I voted to not allow the Agreement to become effective under the Shipping Act of 1984 (Shipping Act) because I held… Read More »

Commissioner Daniel Maffei visits NYSHEX HQ in New York

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On October 2, 2019, Commissioner Daniel Maffei met with Mr. Gordon Downes, CEO of the New York Shipping Exchange (NYSHEX), at the company’s headquarters in lower Manhattan. NYSHEX was founded in 2014 with the intention of establishing enforceable “NYSHEX Forward Contracts” which impose penalties on either the shipper or carrier… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Meets with Ex-Im President Reed

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Commissioner Louis Sola and Kimberly A. Reed, President and Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, met recently to discuss issues related to international trade. Topics discussed included challenges some U.S. companies must overcome to access and compete in certain overseas markets, the competitive advantage well functioning supply… Read More »

Commissioners Maffei & Sola Travel to Gulf of Mexico Ports

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Last month, Commissioners Daniel B. Maffei and Louis E. Sola traveled to several ports in the southeast to tour facilities and meet with industry stakeholders. The Commissioners also met with congressional staff members from the Alabama and Mississippi delegations. As a result of this trip, the Commissioners gained greater understanding… Read More »

Malcom McLean Award Presented to Commissioner Dye

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An organization representing intermodal trucking firms that do business at ports in New York and New Jersey recognized Commissioner Rebecca Dye for her work enhancing the U.S. freight delivery system and improving cargo and equipment velocity. The Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers bestowed the “Malcom McLean Award” on Commissioner Dye… Read More »

Proposed Interpretive Rule on Demurrage and Detention Issued

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The Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed interpretive rule on demurrage and detention under the Shipping Act. This interpretive rule would provide the public with guidance about how the Commission assesses the reasonableness of demurrage and detention practices and regulations under the Shipping Act. The interpretive rule describes… Read More »

Prepared Remarks of Michael A. Khouri, Chairman, U.S. Federal Maritime Commission London International Shipping Week 2019 Government Stakeholder Workshop – The Future of International Maritime Trade Policy September 10, 2019

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Good afternoon. Thank you for the invitation to speak today about recent issues and activities of the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission. Role of the FMC Because the ocean transportation industry plays such an essential role in America’s economy, the United States Congress assigned the economic and commercial regulation of U.S…. Read More »

Commission Approves Dye’s Final Recommendations on Detention and Demurrage

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The Commission today adopted a set of recommendations made by Commissioner Rebecca Dye to address detention and demurrage charge issues uncovered during her 18-month Fact Finding 28 investigation. Commissioner Dye submitted three proposals to the FMC. First, she recommended the agency publish an interpretive rule that clarifies how the Commission… Read More »