January 2022 Activity Report - Federal Maritime Commission
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January 2022 Activity Report



Detention and Demurrage and Data Initiatives Addressed at Commission Meeting

The FMC met in both open and closed session to be briefed on efforts to address detention and demurrage, improve supply chain data transparency, and an ongoing investigation of Canadian government regulations that affect U.S. flag Great Lakes shipping. The Commission was also advised of the work its Area Representatives are doing at locations key to shipping around the Nation.

Fact Finding 30 Final Report Released

The passenger cruise sector has implemented standards and safeguards that allow a vital part of the travel and hospitality industries to operate while managing health risks to vessel crew and passengers.  Federal Maritime Commission Commissioner Louis E. Sola summarized this nearly two-year effort in the final report issued today on Fact Finding 30.

Maximum Penalty Fees Adjusted

The FMC will increase the maximum penalties assessed for statutory violations effective January 15, 2022, as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 2015. The increases are tied to the rate of inflation.

FMC Seeks Public Comments on its FY 2022-2026 Strategic Planning

The FMC invites comments on its Proposed FY 2022-2026 Strategic Goals and Stewardship Objective, which were released today.  Comments on the Commission’s Proposed Strategic Goals and Objective must be submitted on or before January 31, 2022.

Next Meeting of FMC Data Initiative Focuses on Railroad Industry

Next Meeting of FMC Data Initiative Focuses on Chassis Providers

Next Meeting of FMC Data Initiative Focuses on Beneficial Cargo Owners

Next Meeting of FMC Data Initiative Focuses on Warehouse, Distribution, and 3PL Sectors

Commission Meeting Scheduled for January 27, 2022

Commissioner Louis E. Sola Honored with Master Key & Honorary Lead Pilot

Commissioner Louis E. Sola was honored by the Panama Canal Authority (PCA) with the award of its Master Key and Honorary Lead Pilot distinction.

Statement by Commissioner Louis E. Sola Regarding Future Bookings on Crystal Cruises

New Year’s Message from Commissioner Bentzel

December 2021 Activity Report


Final Report—Fact Finding No. 30, “COVID-19 Impact on Cruise Industry” (No. FFno30)

Final Rule—Inflation Adjustment of Civil Penalties (No. 22-02)

Notice Not to Review—Mohawk Global Logistics Corp. DBA Mohawk Global Logistics v. MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (USA) Inc. as agent for Mediterranean Shipping Company, S.A., Geneva (No. 1971(F))

Notice Not to Review—Greatway Logistics Group, LLC. v. Ocean Network Express PTE LTD (No. 21-04)


Agreements Filed

West Coast North America/Pacific Islands Vessel Sharing Agreement (No. 011666-008)

Crowley/King Ocean Space Charter and Sailing Agreement (No. 012290)

West Coast MTO Agreement (No. 20143-021)

SSL/Matson West Coast North America/Pacific Islands Slot Charter (No. 201320-001)

Kyowa/SSL Pacific-Asia Slot Charter Agreement (No. 201272-002)

SSL/Matson Pacific Islands Vessel Sharing Agreement (No. 201345-001)

Tropical/Seaboard Antigua Space Charter Agreement (No. 201376)


OTI Licensing Activity

Applications 74

Revocations & Surrenders 18

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