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Testimony of Chairman Maffei before Congress: “Impacts of Shipping Container Shortages, Delays, and Increased Demand on the North American Supply Chain”

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Testimony of Chairman Daniel B. Maffei Federal Maritime Commission Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation U.S. House of Representatives Good morning Chairman Carbajal, Ranking Member Gibbs, Chairman DeFazio, Ranking Member Graves, and members of the Subcommittee. I appreciate your invitation today and… Read More »

Testimony of Commissioner Dye before Congress: “Impacts of Shipping Container Shortages, Delays, and Increased Demand on the North American Supply Chain”

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TESTIMONY OF Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE SUBCOMMITTEE ON COAST GUARD AND MARITIME TRANSPORTATION UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES JUNE 15, 2021 Thank you, Chairman Carbajal, Ranking Member Gibbs, Chairman DeFazio, Ranking Member Graves, and Members of the Subcommittee. I’m pleased… Read More »

FMC Accepting Applications for National Shipper Advisory Committee

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The Federal Maritime Commission is now accepting applications from qualified members of the international trade community wishing to serve on its newly formed National Shipper Advisory Committee (NSAC). Persons who export cargo from or import cargo to the United States and are interested in serving on the NSAC have until June… Read More »

Commission Publishes Update of its Official Case Law Reporter

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The Federal Maritime Commission has published on its website an update to Decisions of the Federal Maritime Commission, Second Series (Volume 2). This publication provides a compendium of Initial and Final Decisions of the Commission and selected other orders that may be significant or establish legal precedent. The volume now… Read More »

Statement of Commissioner Sola: Donating Surplus Vaccines to Caribbean & Central America Would Benefit American Industry & Security

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Sharing surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses with Caribbean and Central American nations will help protect vulnerable populations, promote U.S. diplomatic efforts, and help restart an important industry within the American travel and tourism service sector. Those are the arguments made in a letter sent Tuesday to President Joseph Biden by Federal… Read More »

Commission Meeting Scheduled for May 19, 2021

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SUNSHINE ACT MEETING FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION AGENDA   STATUS:   This meeting will be open to the public.   DATE AND TIME:  May 19, 2021; 10:00AM   PLACE:  A link for public viewing of this meeting will be posted here on May 19, 2021. Click Below: May 19, 2021 Commission Meeting Link (link removed, the meting has concluded)    MATTERS… Read More »

New Era of Flexibility for Service Contract Filing Requirements

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Shippers and carriers will soon have more flexibility in meeting service contract filing requirements as the result of a rule change approved by the Federal Maritime Commission going into effect this June. The Final Rule amends existing regulations so ocean carriers will be able to file original service contracts with… Read More »

Commission Grants Temporary Relief Requested by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. and “K” Line America, Inc.

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The Federal Maritime Commission voted to grant the temporary relief sought by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. and “K” Line America, Inc. 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… Read More »