January 2023 Activity Report - Federal Maritime Commission
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January 2023 Activity Report


Statements & Announcements

FMC to Seek Additional Comments on Unreasonable Refusal to Deal Rulemaking

The Federal Maritime Commission will issue a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that addresses issues commenters raised in response to the Unreasonable Refusal to Deal or Negotiate with Respect to Vessel Space Accommodations proposed (Docket 22-24) rule issued in September 2022.

Commission Meeting Scheduled for January 25, 2023

The Federal Maritime Commission announced a meeting of the Commission to be held in open and closed sessions.

Industry Advisory—Requirement to Maintain Accurate Information on FMC Form FMC-1

The Federal Maritime Commission reminds common carriers and marine terminal operators they must maintain an accurate Common Carrier Tariff and MTO Schedule Registration Form (FMC-1).

Statement of Chairman Daniel B. Maffei on the Denial of the PMSA/WSC Petition for Review

Chairman Maffei released a statement following the Commission’s denial of a petition objecting to the Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Demurrage and Detention Billing Requirements.

Statement of Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel on the Potential Issuance of Section 18 Emergency Order

Commissioner Bentzel issued a statement following the Commission completing its review of market conditions and determining present circumstances do not warrant invoking Temporary Emergency Authority established under the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 to require information sharing among supply chain participants.

December 2022 Activity Report

Decisions, Orders & Enforcement

Notice Not to Review—Ocean Network Express Pte., Ltd. and Ocean Network Express (North America) Inc.—Possible Violations of 46 USC 41102(c) (21-17)

Competition & Agreements

Siem Car Carriers AS/Schuyler Line Navigation Company Space Charter Agreement (No. 201398)

OTI Licensing Activity

Applications 61

Revocations & Surrenders 28