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August 2022 Activity Report

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS FMC Establishes OSRA 2022 Implementation Webpage The Federal Maritime Commission has established a webpage dedicated to its actions and activities related to the implementation of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA). FMC Seeks Comments on Benefits of Issuing Emergency Order Requiring Information Sharing The Federal… Read More »

Linda S. Harris Crovella Named Administrative Law Judge

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Chairman Daniel B. Maffei announced today the hiring of Linda S. Harris Crovella to serve as an Administrative Law Judge of the Federal Maritime Commission. Judge Crovella joins the Commission after serving as an Administrative Law Judge with the Social Security Administration in Richmond, VA and Buffalo, NY for the… Read More »

FMC Meeting Focuses on OSRA Implementation & Data Initiative

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The Federal Maritime Commission was briefed at its September meeting, held Wednesday, on progress implementing the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA) and the findings of the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative (MTDI). Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel discussed his work leading the MTDI and shared what this project identified as… Read More »

Reminder: The 9/21/22 FMC Meeting will begin at 1 pm in the STB Hearing Room

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SUNSHINE ACT MEETING TIME AND DATE: September 21, 2022; 1:00 p.m. PLACE: This meeting will be held in-person at the Surface Transportation Board at the address below and also streamed live via Zoom4Gov Webinar and on the Commission’s YouTube Channel; the links for viewing are Zoom4Gov Webinar and Commissions YouTube… Read More »

FMC Seeking Public Comment on Unreasonable Refusal to Deal Proposed Rule

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The Federal Maritime Commission is seeking public comments in response to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued today implementing a requirement of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA) to define unreasonable refusal to deal or negotiate with respect to vessel space accommodation provided by an ocean common… Read More »

JULY 2022 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Industry Advisory—Demurrage & Detention Billing Practices The Commission issued notice to the trade that common carriers are required to comply with demurrage or detention billing practices established by the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022. Industry Advisory—Interim Procedures for Submitting “Charge Complaints” Under 46 USC 41310 The Commission… Read More »

FMC Establishes OSRA 2022 Implementation Webpage

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The Federal Maritime Commission has established a webpage dedicated to its actions and activities related to the implementation of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA). “OSRA 2022 is now law and the Federal Maritime Commission intends to act expeditiously to implement both the letter and the spirit of… Read More »

FMC Unveils Plan for Data Collection Initiative Mandated by OSRA

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The Federal Maritime Commission is seeking public comments on a proposed plan for gathering import and export information from vessel-operating common carriers that is responsive to a requirement established as part of Public Law 116-146, the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA). The law mandates the Commission collect and… Read More »