DECEMBER 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT
STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
FMC Receives Briefings at December Meeting
The Federal Maritime Commission held a meeting where it received an update on Fact Finding 29, a briefing from staff on the General Prohibitions in the Shipping Act, and from the Inspector General on his activities.
Fact Finding 29: Advice to the Trade
Commissioner Dye released Advice to the Trade to contact the Bureau of Enforcement with allegations of ocean carriers and marine terminal operators employing practices or regulations in violation of 46 USC 41102(c).
Latest Fact Finding 30 Report Examines Impacts to Cruise Industry in Gulf Coast Ports
Commissioner Sola released an Interim Report that examines the Economic Impact of COVID-19 pm the Cruise Industry in the Gulf Coast region.
FMC Chairman Addresses Export Container Availability
In remarks to the Global Maritime Conference, Chairman Khouri addressed reports that ocean carriers are not supplying containers to U.S. agricultural exporters at inland locations.
FMC User Fees Scheduled to Be Revised in January
The Commission gave notice it is updating the fees it charges for services, effective January 27, 2021 barring further action or significant adverse comments.
Commission Meeting Scheduled for December 9, 2020
The Commission issued a Sunshine Act Meeting Notice announcing a non-public meeting of the Agency.
Commissioners Bentzel & Maffei Urge Ocean Carriers to Carry U.S. Exports
Commissioners Bentzel and Maffei sent a letter to the World Shipping Council expressing concern about reports that ocean carriers are refusing the carriage of U.S. exports.
Commissioners Bentzel & Maffei Urge MARAD & CDC to Prioritize Maritime Workforce
Commissioners Bentzel and Maffei sent a letter to the MARAD Administrator and CDC Director urging that the maritime workforce be given priority for rapid testing, being vaccinated, and receiving personal protective equipment.
Statement by Commissioner Bentzel on the Foundation Carrier Agreement
Commissioner Bentzel released a statement explaining his vote on the Foundation Carrier Agreement.
Chairman Khouri’s Remarks to the Global Maritime Conference
Text of remarks of Chairman Khouri as delivered to the Global Maritime Conference.
Commissioner Maffei’s Remarks to the Agricultural Trade Coalition
Text of remarks of Commissioner Maffei as delivered at the Agricultural Trade Coalition’s Major Midyear Meeting.
DECISIONS, ORDERS, & ENFORCEMENT
Interim Report—“Economic Impact of COVID-19 on the Cruise Industry on the Gulf Coast” (Fact Finding No. 30)
COMPETITION & AGREEMENTS
ABC Discussion Agreement (Agreement No. 011550-020)
Consolidated Chassis Management Pool Agreement (Agreement No. 0119962-018)
The Global Shipping Business Network Agreement (Agreement No. 201344-001)
World Shipping Council Agreement (Agreement No. (201349-001)
Marine Terminal Services Agreement Port of Houston Authority and Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd.(Agreement No. 201352)
OTI Licensing Activity
Revocations & Surrenders 22
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