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APRIL 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Commissioner Sola to Lead Fact Finding Focusing on Cruise Line Issues The Federal Maritime Commission designated Commissioner Sola to serve as the Fact Finding Officer for Fact Finding 30, “COVID-19 Impact on Cruise Industry” in an order issued today. Commission Issues New Guidance on Detention & Demurrage… Read More »

Fact Finding 30 Investigation Focusing on Cruise Line Financial Responsibility and Refund Policies

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Examining issues related to how cruise lines meet financial responsibility requirements and the lines’ policies related to ticket refunds are becoming the key focal points of the Fact Finding 30 Investigation “COVID-19 Impact on the Cruise Industry” being led by Commissioner Louis E. Sola. Commissioner Sola said his interactions and… Read More »

Puerto Nuevo Terminals Agreement Amendment to Take Effect

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An amendment to the Puerto Nuevo Terminals LLC Cooperative Working Agreement (PNT) (Agreement No. 201292-002) will become effective May 18, 2020. The amendment was filed at the Commission on April 3, 2020 by agreement parties Luis Ayala Colon and Puerto Rico Terminals.  Among other things, the amendment clarifies that the… Read More »

Fact Finding 29 Innovation Teams Identify Information Helpful to Mitigating COVID-19 Impacts on Supply Chain

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Ocean carriers, marine terminal operators, and port authorities participating on Supply Chain Innovation Teams established by Commissioner Rebecca Dye as part of her Fact Finding 29 investigation are taking positive steps to address COVID-19-related impacts to the supply chain as well as to prepare for the return of stronger ocean… Read More »

Commission Issues New Guidance on Detention & Demurrage

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The Federal Maritime Commission has issued new guidance about how it will assess the reasonableness of detention and demurrage regulations and practices of ocean carriers and marine terminal operators (MTOs) under 46 U.S.C. 41102(c). The final rule, “Docket No. 19-05, Interpretive Rule on Demurrage and Detention under the Shipping Act”,… Read More »

Commission Provides Temporary Relief from Certain Service Contract Filing Requirements

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As a measure to relieve COVID-19 impacts to the supply chain, the Federal Maritime Commission voted to temporarily allow parties to file service contracts up to 30 days after they take effect. The Commission published an order today making the relief effective immediately and lasting through December 31, 2020. The… Read More »

MARCH 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Commissioner Dye Leading Initiative to Address Urgent COVID-19 Supply Chain Impacts The Federal Maritime Commission issued an order authorizing Commissioner Rebecca Dye to identify operational solutions to cargo delivery system challenges related to Coronavirus-19. Commission Authorities and Available Services Remain in Place During COVID-19 Situation During the… Read More »