MAY 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT - Federal Maritime Commission
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FMC Votes to Implement National Shipper Advisory Committee

Shippers interested in providing their expertise to the Federal Maritime Commission will soon be able to apply to serve on the agency’s new National Shipper Advisory Committee.

Commission Publishes Update of its Official Case Law Reporter

The Federal Maritime Commission has published on its website an update to Decisions of the Federal Maritime Commission, Second Series (Volume 2).  This publication provides a compendium of Initial and Final Decisions of the Commission and selected other orders that may be significant or establish legal precedent.

Commission Meeting Scheduled for May 19, 2021

The Commission announced it would hold a public meeting to discuss the implementation of the National Shipper Advisory Committee and to receive a briefing on options to update and publish Commission organizational information and delegations of authority.

Remarks of Chairman Daniel B. Maffei: Discussion of Port & Supply Chain Issues During Port of Los Angeles Briefing

FMC Chairman Maffei joined Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka for a media availability.

Remarks as Provided by Chairman Daniel B. Maffei: Celebrating Maritime Day 2021

Statement of Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye: Applauding the Creation of the FMC National Shipper Advisory Committee

Remarks of Chairman Daniel B. Maffei: NCBFAA Annual Conference

Remarks of Commissioner Michael A. Khouri: NCBFAA Annual Conference

Statement of Commissioner Louis E. Sola: Celebrating Maritime Day 2021

Remarks of Commissioner Sola: Port of Galveston

Remarks of Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel: Institute of Recycling and Scrap Industries Board Meeting

Statement of Commissioner Louis E. Sola: Donating Surplus Vaccines to Caribbean & Central America Would Benefit Safey & Security

Sharing surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses with Caribbean and Central American nations will help protect vulnerable populations, promote U.S. diplomatic efforts, and help restart an important industry within the American travel and tourism service sector.

Letter of Commissioner Louis E. Sola to President Joseph R. Biden on Caribbean Cruise Vaccines

Commissioner Sola wrote President Biden encouraging the prioritization of Caribbean and Central American cruise ports when distributing surplus vaccines to foreign shores.


Agreements Filed

Memorandum Agreement of December 14, 1983 Concerning Agreements to Pay ILWU-PMA Employee Benefit Costs (Agreement No. 201103-016)

Port of Long Beach Data Services Agreement (Agreement No. 201217-004)

CMA CGM/COSCO Shipping Vessel Sharing Agreement—Central America & Caribbean/U.S. Gulf (Agreement No. 201360)


OTI Licensing Activity

Applications 62

Revocations & Surrenders 17

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