FMC September 2022 Activity Report
STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
FMC Meeting Focuses on OSRA Implementation & Data Initiative
The September meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission included briefings on progress implementing the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 and the findings of the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative.
FMC Seeking Public Comment on Unreasonable Refusal to Deal Proposed Rule
The Federal Maritime Commission is seeking public comments in response to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking implementing a requirement of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 to define unreasonable refusal to deal or negotiate with respect to vessel space accommodation provided by an ocean common carrier.
Linda S. Crovella Named Administrative Law Judge
Linda S. Harris Crovella hired to serve as an Administrative Law Judge of the Federal Maritime Commission.
Statement by Commissioner Bentzel on Surface Transportation Board Testimony on Kansas City Southern and Canadian Pacific Merger
Commissioner Bentzel testified before the Surface Transportation Board on possible supply chain impacts of the proposed merger of the Kansas City Southern and Canadian Pacific railroads.
Statement of Commissioners Vekich & Bentzel Regarding NPRM on Definition of Unreasonable Refusal to Deal with Respect to Vessel Space Accommodation
Commissioners Carl Bentzel and Max Vekich released a joint statement following the Commission’s publication of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing Unreasonable Refusal to Deal with Respect to Vessel Space Accommodations.
Commissioner Sola Meets with Senior Leadership of MSC and CMA to Discuss Environmental Issues
Commissioner Louis Sola met with senior executives of containership operators Mediterranean Shipping Company and CMA CGM during a September European trip.
Commissioner Sola Guest Commentary Appears in USCG Publication
An article written by Commissioner Louis Sola was featured in the Summer 2022 edition of the Cruise Ship Round Turn, a publication of the Coast Guard’s Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise.
DECISIONS, ORDERS, & ENFORCEMENT
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking—Definition of Unreasonable Refusal to Deal or Negotiate with Respect to Vessel Space Accommodation Provided by an Ocean Common Carrier (22-24)
Order Affirming Initial Decision—Nnabugwu Chinedu Adrew, Avers Logistics Ltd., and CJ Deluz Nigeria Ltd. V. marine Transport Logistics, Inc., Alla Solovyeva, and Raya Bakhirev (No. 20-12)
Notice Not to Review—Achim Importing Company Inc. v. Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation (No. 22-08)
Notice Not to Review—Pro Transportation Charleston, Inc v. Allround Midwest Forwarding, Inc. (No. 22-15)
COMPETITION & AGREEMENTS
Maersk/APL Slot Exchange Agreement (No. 012307-005)
OTI LICENSING ACTIVITY
Revocations & Surrenders 25
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