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February 2024 Activity Report 

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Statements & Releases FMC Publishes Final Rule on Detention and Demurrage Billing Practices The Federal Maritime Commission issued a Final Rule establishing new requirements for how common carriers and marine terminal operators must bill for demurrage and detention charges, providing clarity on who can be billed, within what timeframe, and… Read More »

Mohammad “Ali” Usman Named Chief Information Officer

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Chairman Daniel B. Maffei today announced Mohammad “Ali” Usman has been hired as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Federal Maritime Commission and appointed to be a member of the Senior Executive Service. Mr. Usman will serve as director in all areas of information technology (IT) and as the… Read More »

January 2024 Activity Report

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Statements & Releases FMC Announces Hearing on Shipping Conditions in the Red Sea The Federal Maritime Commission announced it will hold an informal public hearing on February 7, 2024, to examine how conditions in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden regions are impacting commercial shipping and global supply chains…. Read More »

FMC Updates Controlled Carrier List

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Hede (HONGKONG) International Shipping Limited was classified today by the Federal Maritime Commission as a controlled carrier of the Government of the People’s Republic of China and added to the agency’s Controlled Carrier List. The Controlled Carrier List was further revised today by removing COSCO Shipping Lines (Europe) GmbH, which… Read More »

FMC Publishes Final Rule on Detention and Demurrage Billing Practices

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A Final Rule issued today by the Federal Maritime Commission establishes new requirements for how common carriers and marine terminal operators (MTOs) must bill for demurrage and detention charges, providing clarity on who can be billed, within what timeframe, and the process for disputing bills. A key provision of this… Read More »

Notice to Passengers Regarding American Queen Voyages

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The Federal Maritime Commission has been informed that American Queen Voyages has shut down, cancelled all future voyages, and has filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Consumers who have purchased travel on American Queen Voyages should visit the “Customer Claims Portal”… Read More »

Recording of FMC Hearing on Red Sea Available

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The recording of an Informal Public Hearing held by the Federal Maritime Commission examining impacts from attacks on merchant shipping in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden is now available for streaming on the Commission’s YouTube channel. The hearing was held on February 7, 2024, and the Commission heard… Read More »