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Testimony of Chairman Maffei before Congress: Review of Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Programs


Testimony of Daniel B. Maffei Chairman, Federal Maritime Commission Before Subcommittee on Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure Good morning, Chairman Carbajal and Ranking Member Gibbs, I am grateful to have this opportunity to testify in support of the Federal Maritime Commission Fiscal Year 2023… Read More »

March 2022 Activity Report


STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Export Service is New Added Focus of FMC Ocean Carrier Audit Program The Federal Maritime Commission’s Vessel-Operating Common Carrier (VOCC) Audit Program is expanding its scope to also evaluate how shipping lines are serving U.S. export shippers. Demurrage & Detention ANPRM Comments Deadline Extended The Federal Maritime… Read More »

FMC Launches Instructional Video on How to File Complaints


A newly published multimedia presentation provides instruction on options the public has to bring complaints at the Federal Maritime Commission, ranging from reporting information that may trigger an investigation to initiating formal civil litigation that can provide wronged parties damages and restitution. Viewers will learn how to determine which process… Read More »

FMC Initiative Examining How Ocean Carriers Serve Export Shippers


Federal Maritime Commission staff have moved expeditiously in meeting the March 2022 directive of Chairman Daniel B. Maffei to examine how key ocean carriers are serving U.S. export shippers. The review is being conducted by the Commission’s Vessel Operating Common Carrier (VOCC) Audit Program which this week finished its first… Read More »

National Shipper Advisory Committee Holding Meeting


The National Shipper Advisory Committee (NSAC/Committee) will hold a meeting on April 27, 2022, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Eastern) at the Federal Maritime Commission Hearing Room located at 800 North Capitol Street, NW Washington, DC.  The meeting will also stream live via a link on the Commission’s website…. Read More »