JULY 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT
STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Federal Maritime Commission established a new audit program and dedicated audit team to assess carrier compliance with the Agency’s rule on detention and demurrage as well as to provide additional information beneficial to the regular monitoring of the marketplace for ocean cargo services.
Recommendations to address ongoing port and supply chain congestion, and proposed changes to agency regulations related to refunds for cancelled cruise ship voyages, were topics addressed during the open session of a Federal Maritime Commission meeting held on July 28, 2021.
The Federal Maritime Commission and the Department of Justice Antitrust Division signed an interagency Memorandum of Understanding to foster increased cooperation and communication in their respective oversight and enforcement responsibilities of the ocean liner shipping industry.
Chairman Maffei attended the White House signing ceremony for President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy.
Testimony of Chairman Maffei before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation on Fiscal Year 2022 Budget for the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Programs.
Statement of Commissioner Dye regarding the Fact Finding 29 Interim Recommendations provided at the July 28, 2021, meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission.
Commissioner Bentzel issued a statement addressing the establishment of the Commission’s VOCC Audit Program.
Commissioner Sola wrote Governor DeSantis on the topic of COVID-19 vaccinations and cruise travel.
The Commission issued a Sunshine Act Meeting notice announcing a public hearing.
DECISIONS, ORDERS, & ENFORCEMENT
Interim Recommendations—Fact Finding No. 29
Order Affirming Initial Decision—Toyota de Puerto Rico Corp. v. Puerto Rico Ports Authority, Crowley Puerto Rico Services, Inc., and Oceanic General Agency Inc. (Docket No. 19-02)
Order Affirming-in-Part and Reversing-in-Part Initial Decision—CMI Distribution Inc. v. Service by Air, Inc., Radian Customs Services Inc. (formerly known as SBA Consolidators, Inc.) and Las Freight System Ltd. (Docket No. 17-05)
COMPETITION & AGREEMENTS
Siem Car Carriers AS/Hyundai Glovis Co., Ltd. Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 012161-004)
Siem Car Carriers AS/Hoegh Autoliners AS Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 012187-002)
Glovis/”K” Line Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 012214-001)
NYK/EUKOR North America/Far East Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 012227-001)
Siem Car Carriers AS/Nippon Yusen Kaisha Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 012305-001)
NYK/EUKOR North America/Caribbean and Central America Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 012313-001)
MOL/Kyowa Shipping Co., Ltd Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 012318-001)
TOKO Line/NYK Bulk & Projects Space Charter and Cooperative Working Agreement (Agreement No. 012322-001)
“K” Line/Volkswagen Konzernlogistik GmbH & Co. OHG Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 012360-001)
K Line/NYK Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 012386-001)
Siem Car Carriers AS/Liberty Global Logistics LLC Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 012390-001)
Liberty Global Logistics/NYK Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 012422-001)
The OCEAN Alliance Agreement (Agreement No. 012426-006)
MOL/NMCC/WWOCEAN Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 012437-001)
Hoegh Autoliners and NYK Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 012450-001)
NMCC/KYOWA Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201247-001)
CMA CGM/COSCO Shipping China-U.S. West Coast Service Slot Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201298-001)
Sallaum Lines/NYK Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201326-001)
APL/Swire Guam, Saipan-S. Korea, Japan Slot Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201348-001)
Foundation Carrier Agreement (Agreement No. 201351-001)
Hoegh Autoliners/National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201363)
Lease Agreement Between the Commonwealth Ports Authority and Saipan Stevedore Company (Agreement No. 201365)
Volkswagen Konzernlogistik GmbH & Co. OHG/NYK Line Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201365-002)
Hoegh Autoliners/Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean/EUKOR Car Carriers, Inc. (Agreement No. 201366)
OTI Licensing Activity
Revocations & Surrenders 11
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