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July 2019 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Fourth Global Regulatory Summit Held at FMC Senior government officials from the European Union (EU), the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and the United States met Wednesday at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to participate in the Fourth Global Regulatory Summit. Commissioner Sola… Read More »

Fourth Global Regulatory Summit Held at FMC

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Senior government officials from the European Union (EU), the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and the United States met Wednesday at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to participate in the Fourth Global Regulatory Summit. Attendees represent the competition authorities responsible for regulating international liner shipping in… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Represents the Federal Maritime Commission at the U.S. – Korea Bilateral Maritime Meeting in Busan, Republic of Korea

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On July 10 – 12, 2019, Commissioner Louis E. Sola represented the Federal Maritime Commission at the U.S. – Republic of Korea Bilateral Maritime Meetings in Busan, Korea. The U.S. delegation was led by Rear Admiral Mark H. Buzby, Maritime Administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation, and there were also representatives… Read More »

Notice to Passengers: Voyages from the U.S. to Cuba

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The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is aware that passenger cruise lines that called Cuba have amended itineraries to comply with amendments made to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations announced in the Federal Register on June 5, 2019. Passengers with questions related to a voyage they have booked should contact their travel… Read More »

FMC Collects $500,000 in Penalty Payments

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The Federal Maritime Commission completed compromise agreements with three non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCC) and a single compromise agreement entered jointly by four vessel operating carriers, recovering a total of $500,000 in civil penalties. The agreed penalties resulted from investigations conducted by the Commission’s Area Representatives in Seattle and California, and… Read More »

Commission Wants More Information on Two MTO Agreements

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The Federal Maritime Commission today voted to issue a Request for Additional Information for two agreements pending before the agency: the Puerto Nuevo Terminals LLC Cooperative Working Agreement (FMC Agreement No. 201292); and, the Georgia-South Carolina Marine Terminal Operator Cooperative Working Agreement (FMC Agreement No. 201293). Once the Commission receives… Read More »