December 2019 Activity Report - Federal Maritime Commission
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December 2019 Activity Report



Commission Issues Order in Petition No. P3-18

The Federal Maritime Commission issued an Order partially granting Petition No. P3-18 for exemption filed by the World Shipping Council, seeking regulatory relief from 46 U.S.C. 40502(b) and (d).

New OTI Rules Now in Effect

Non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCC) will now need their required bond, insurance or other form of surety and their Form FMC-1 (published tariff location) on file before the Federal Maritime Commission will issue their NVOCC license.

Commission Briefed on Canadian Ballast Water Regulations

A non-public collaborative discussion was held to receive a briefing concerning proposed Canadian ballast water regulations that, if enacted, might adversely impact U.S. flag Great Lakes ship operators.

Carl Bentzel Joins FMC as 42nd Commissioner

Carl W. Bentzel was sworn-in as the 42nd individual to serve as a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2024.

November 2019 Activity Report


Served Order Denying in Part and Granting in Part Petition for Exemption & Rulemaking—Petition of World Shipping Council (P3-18).

Served Order Granting Motion to Dismiss—Port Elizabeth  Terminal & Warehouse Corp. v. The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (Docket No. 17-07).

Served Order Vacating Initial Decision and Remanding-in-Part, Ngobros and Company Nigeria Limited v. Ocean Cargo Link, LLC and Kingston Ansha, Individually (Docket No. 14-15).


Agreements Filed

Sealand/Network Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201325)

Sallaum Lines/NYK Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201326)

Sealand/GWF Ecuador Slot Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201327)

The TradeLens Agreement (Agreement No. 201328)

PDL/PFLG Slot Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201329)


OTI Licensing Activity

Applications 46

Revocations & Surrenders 27

Reissuances 5

Please see the OTI License Status Changes webpage for additional information.