MARCH 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT - Federal Maritime Commission
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Commissioner Dye Leading Initiative to Address Urgent COVID-19 Supply Chain Impacts

The Federal Maritime Commission issued an order authorizing Commissioner Rebecca Dye to identify operational solutions to cargo delivery system challenges related to Coronavirus-19.

Commission Authorities and Available Services Remain in Place During COVID-19 Situation

During the current COVID-19 challenge, the FMC remains committed to fulfilling its statutory and constructive role for the U.S. economy in facilitating freight mobility in the international ocean supply chain.

French America Line Prohibited from Offering, Advertising, or Conducting Passenger Cruises

French America Line, a domestic passenger vessel operator, is prohibited from offering, advertising, or conducting cruises following revocation of its Certificate of Financial Responsibility for Indemnification of Passengers for Nonperformance of Transportation.

Temporary Adjustments in FMC Operations

To assist in slowing the transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, and to limit the exposure risk to its employees, the Federal Maritime Commission is taking steps that temporarily change its operations.

Meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission

The Commission held a non-public, non-deliberative meeting under the authority of 46 U.S.C. Sec. 303 to discuss Office of Management & Budget guidance on agency operation in response to COVID-19.

Federal Maritime Commission 58th Annual Report (Fiscal Year 2019)

The Commission published its Annual Report, as required by 46 U.S.C. 306(a), providing an accounting of key initiatives, highlights, and accomplishments for the period between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019.

Chairman Michael Khouri Comments on Fact Finding 29

Statement by Chairman Khouri supporting the Commission’s vote to establish Fact Finding 29 and authorize Commissioner Dye to constitute Supply Chain Innovation Teams.

Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei Statement in Memoriam Rep. Richard L. Hanna

Commissioner Maffei offers his reflections on, and pays tribute to, the late Congressman Hanna.

Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei Statement on Coronavirus and the Shipping Industry (March 26, 2020)

Statement of Commissioner Sola Regarding the Impacts of the Coronavirus on the Maritime Industry

Statement of Commissioner Bentzel on Maritime Shipping and Coronavirus Impacts (March 13, Updated March 25)

Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei Statement on Coronavirus and the Shipping Industry (March 12)

February 2020 Activity Report




Agreements Filed


OTI Licensing Activity

Applications 52

Revocations & Surrenders 27

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