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OCTOBER 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Commission Votes to Initiate Service Contract Filing Regulatory Reform The FMC voted to initiate a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that will, if ultimately approved, make permanent the current temporary exemption that allows initial service contracts to be filed at the agency up to 30 days after the… Read More »

Federal Maritime Commission Increases Global Alliances’ Information Monitoring Report Requirements

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Pursuant to direction from FMC Chairman Michael Khouri, the Commission has issued letters to the three global carrier alliances (2M, THE, and OCEAN) requiring that certain carrier-specific trade data currently filed with the Commission quarterly, must now be submitted on a monthly basis. The Commission’s Bureau of Trade Analysis (BTA)… Read More »

Commission Approves Supplemental Order Expanding Fact Finding 29 Authority

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The Federal Maritime Commission yesterday approved a Supplemental Order that expands the authority of Fact Finding 29, “International Ocean Transportation Supply Chain Engagement”. The Supplemental Order authorizes Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye, as the designated Fact Finding Officer, to investigate ocean carriers operating in alliances and calling the Port of Long… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Meets with Port Everglades Leadership to Discuss Passenger & Cargo Construction Projects

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Commissioner Louis Sola continued his examination of COVID-19 impacts to the southern Florida economy and the region’s cruise industry infrastructure when he met with the senior leadership of Port Everglades Monday. Jonathan Daniels, Chief Executive and Port Director, and Glenn Wiltshire, Deputy Director, hosted Commissioner Sola for a facility tour… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Reviews PortMiami Cruise Related Infrastructure Improvement Projects

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Commissioner Louis Sola conducted a site visit of PortMiami to examine how ongoing capital improvement projects that support the cruise industry are being affected by the COVID-19 linked interruption to vessel operations. The visit took place Tuesday at the recently completed Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) Terminal where Commissioner Sola was… Read More »

Commission Grants Temporary Relief Requested by CMA CGM

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The Federal Maritime Commission voted to grant the temporary relief sought by CMA CGM from certain service contract and tariff filing requirements. The carrier sought relief from Commission regulations as part of its efforts to respond to a malicious cyberattack it experienced in September. The Commission granted the request for… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Issues Report Examining Economic Impacts of Cancelled Cruise Season to Northwestern States

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The latest Fact Finding 30 Interim Report issued by Commissioner Louis Sola chronicles the significant economic impact the canceled 2020 cruise season is having on Alaskan citizens and tourism related businesses.  The report concludes that when considered on a per capita basis, there may not be another state in the… Read More »

SEPTEMBER 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Commission Requests Comments on Possible Changes to Regulations Governing Cruise Lines The Federal Maritime Commission voted to issue an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) that will gather information about possible changes to regulations governing the definition of “non-performance” by a cruise line and the process for… Read More »

ANPRM Addressing Cruise Line Performance & Refunds Available

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The Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) addressing possible changes to regulations governing the definition of “non-performance” by a cruise line and the process for obtaining a refund when a vessel does not sail is now available for review. The Federal Maritime Commission voted in late September to initiate this… Read More »