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Shipper Group Recognizes Commissioner Dye for Her Leadership on Supply Chain Issues


The Agricultural Transportation Coalition (AgTC) bestowed its “Person of the Year” award upon Commissioner Rebecca Dye in recognition of her work to improve America’s freight delivery system and the benefits those efforts have conveyed to shippers. The award was presented Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at AgTC’s Virtual Annual Meeting. “Commissioner… Read More »

Meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission – May 28, 2020


Authority : 46 U.S.C. Sec. 303 The meeting commenced at 10:04 a.m. and recessed at 11:41 a.m. All individuals present at the briefing were Commissioners or Commission employees: Chairman Michael A. Khouri, Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye, Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei, Commissioner Louis E. Sola, Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel, John Moran,… Read More »



STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Commissioner Sola to Lead Fact Finding Focusing on Cruise Line Issues The Federal Maritime Commission designated Commissioner Sola to serve as the Fact Finding Officer for Fact Finding 30, “COVID-19 Impact on Cruise Industry” in an order issued today. Commission Issues New Guidance on Detention & Demurrage… Read More »

Statement of Commissioner Louis E. Sola on Maritime Day 2020


Maritime Day is a time-honored tradition that recognizes one of our country’s most important industries. Each year, in ceremonies and celebrations throughout the nation, we pay tribute to the people who work in this vital sector. From even before the founding of the United States, Americans have turned to oceans,… Read More »

FMC Orders Investigation into Alleged Discriminatory Canadian Regulations


The Federal Maritime Commission has voted unanimously to accept a petition filed by the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) that alleges the ballast water regulations, as proposed by the Government of Canada, will discriminate against the U.S. flag vessel operators. In accepting the LCA petition, the Commission voted to initiate an… Read More »

Statement of Chairman Michael A. Khouri on Lake Carriers’ Association petition and Section 19 Investigation


Representatives of American industry and the U.S. government have repeatedly, and in many different forums, raised serious concerns about the ballast water regulations being developed by Transport Canada.  The potential discriminatory effect these regulations – and the possible adverse impact of even the pendency of these proposed regulations –  might… Read More »