US Flag iconThis site is an official U.S. Government Website.

Archive for the ‘News Releases’ Category

FMC to Issue Guidance on Complaint Proceedings and Seek Comments on Demurrage and Detention Billings

Posted

The Federal Maritime Commission has voted to move forward with two demurrage-and-detention related initiatives proposed by Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye as part of Fact Finding 29. Unlike Commissioner Dye’s other Interim Recommendations, these initiatives required formal Commission approval. The first initiative is to issue a policy statement on issues that… Read More »

FMC Announces National Shipper Advisory Committee Membership

Posted

The Federal Maritime Commission today announced the membership of its newly formed National Shipper Advisory Committee. The Committee is comprised of 24 members, evenly divided between those who export cargo from and those who import cargo to the United States, that will advise the Commission on policies relating to the… Read More »

International Shipping Competition Agencies Meet

Posted

Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Daniel B. Maffei joined his colleagues from the European Union and the People’s Republic of China for the fifth biennial meeting of the Global Regulatory Summit to discuss competition issues related to the shipping industry. The meeting was hosted by the European Commission and held virtually… Read More »

JULY 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT

Posted

STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS FMC Establishes Ocean Carriers Audit Program The Federal Maritime Commission established a new audit program and dedicated audit team to assess carrier compliance with the Agency’s rule on detention and demurrage as well as to provide additional information beneficial to the regular monitoring of the marketplace for… Read More »

FMC Invites Comments on Proposed Rule Addressing Cruise Line Non-Performance and Refunds

Posted

The Federal Maritime Commission seeks public comment on a proposed rule to amend its regulations governing non-performance by Passenger Vessel Operators (PVO/cruise lines) and establishing new requirements for when cruise passengers should be provided refunds for cancelled or delayed voyages. The proposed changes are outlined in a Notice of Proposed… Read More »

Commission Questions Shipping Lines About Surcharges

Posted

The Federal Maritime Commission has launched an expedited inquiry into the timing and legal sufficiency of ocean carrier practices with respect to certain surcharges. Eight ocean carriers are being asked to provide the Commission’s Bureau of Enforcement (BoE) with details about congestion or related surcharges they have implemented or announced…. Read More »

JUNE 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT

Posted

STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS New Senior Executive Staff Hired for Key FMC Leadership Roles The Commission announced the hiring of a new Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer & Director of Enterprise Services, and Director of the Bureau of Trade Analysis. Testimony of Chairman Daniel B. Maffei before the House Committee on… Read More »

FMC Hears Proposals Addressing Supply Chain and Cruise Issues

Posted

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 »

Commission Meeting Scheduled for July 28, 2021

Posted

Commission Meeting Link SUNSHINE ACT MEETING  FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION AGENDA   STATUS: Part of this meeting will be open to the public and will be streamed live, accessible from www.fmc.gov. The rest of the meeting will be closed to the public.   DATE AND TIME:  July 28, 2021; 10:00AM  PLACE:  This will be an open meeting to… Read More »