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AUGUST 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Commission Initiates Rulemaking Process Addressing Cruise Line Performance Refunds The FMC has initiated a process that may ultimately lead to amending its regulations concerning “non-performance” by a Passenger Vessel Operator and under what circumstances passengers must be provided a refund for a cancelled or delayed voyage. Commissioner… Read More »

Acting Secretary of DHS Briefed on COVID-19 Impacts to Cruise Industry & Ocean Shipping

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Commissioners Louis E. Sola and Rebecca F. Dye today briefed Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf about the Federal Maritime Commission response to COVID-19, including fact finding investigations examining impacts to the passenger cruise industry and the intermodal freight delivery system. Today’s briefing included representatives from Congressional offices,… Read More »

Commission Meeting Scheduled for September 16, 2020

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SUNSHINE ACT MEETING  FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION AGENDA  STATUS: This meeting will be closed to the public.  DATE AND TIME: September 16, 2020; 10:00 AM  PLACE:  This meeting will be held by a remote conference. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED:  CLOSED SESSION  Staff Briefing on Ocean Carrier Rate Trends  Staff Briefing on Ocean Carrier… Read More »

JULY 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT

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STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Commissioner Sola Provides Briefing on Fact Finding 30 to Senior DoT Official COVID-19 related impacts on ocean shipping and the cruise industry were discussed Wednesday in a conference call that brought together two Commissioners of the Federal Maritime Commission, a senior official from the Department of Transportation,… Read More »

Commission Meeting Scheduled for August 18, 2020

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Sunshine Act Meeting FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION AGENDA  STATUS: This meeting will be closed to the public. Date and Time:  August 18 2020; 10:00 AM   PLACE: This meeting will be held by a remote conference and/or at: 800 N. Capitol Street, NW First Floor Hearing Room Washington, DC 20573   MATTERS TO… Read More »

Commissioner Dye Completes Work in NY & NJ, Turns Attention to New Orleans

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Operations and cargo flow at the Port of New York and New Jersey have been minimally impacted by COVID-19 and the leadership at the bi-state organization has prioritized improving the container return process to further increase efficiencies and better serve shippers and truckers. Those are the two central observations highlighted… Read More »