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FMC to Seek Additional Comments on Unreasonable Refusal to Deal Rulemaking


The Federal Maritime Commission will issue a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) 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) rule issued last September. The announcement came during a Commission meeting held today… Read More »

FMC Moving Quickly in Implementing OSRA 2022


The open session of Wednesday’s meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission provided the public with an accounting of the progress being made implementing the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA) and a general summary of the new law’s provisions. The Commission reports it is moving expeditiously to fulfill the… Read More »

FMC Receives Fact Finding 29 Final Recommendations & Intermodal Equipment Report


The Federal Maritime Commission met in open session Wednesday to receive updates on: Fact Finding 29, International Ocean Transportation Supply Chain Engagement; Assessment of the People’s Republic of China’s Control of Container and Intermodal Chassis Manufacturing; the Vessel-Operating Common Carrier (VOCC) Audit Program; and, a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on… Read More »

Meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission – September 21, 2021


Authority: 46 U.S.C. Sec. 303 The meeting commenced at 10:03 and recessed at 10:31. All individuals present at the briefing were Commissioners or Commission employees: Chairman Daniel B. Maffei, Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye, Commissioner Michael A. Khouri, Commissioner Louis E. Sola, Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel, Katharine Primosch, John Moran, Clark… Read More »

FMC Hears Proposals Addressing Supply Chain and Cruise Issues


Recommendations to address ongoing port and supply chain congestion, and proposed changes to agency regulations related to refunds for cancelled cruise ship voyages, were topics addressed during the open session of a Federal Maritime Commission meeting held today. Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye provided the Commission with Interim Recommendations to address… Read More »