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Commission Meeting Scheduled for May 19, 2021


SUNSHINE ACT MEETING FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION AGENDA   STATUS:   This meeting will be open to the public.   DATE AND TIME:  May 19, 2021; 10:00AM   PLACE:  A link for public viewing of this meeting will be posted here on May 19, 2021.  MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED:   OPEN SESSION    National Shipper Advisory Committee and Federal Advisory Committee Act Implementation.  Staff… Read More »

Remarks of Chairman Daniel B. Maffei at the NCBFAA Annual Conference


A previous version has been replaced and is updated to reflect the remarks as delivered on May 5, 2021. Thank you Melzie and the NCBFAA Transportation Committee for inviting me to speak with you today. The NCBFAA is an important stakeholder in America’s ocean transportation system. I always appreciate the… Read More »

Remarks of Commissioner Sola at Port of Galveston


Good Afternoon, Buenas Tardes! Albert Shannon, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Port of Galveston Alan Robb, President, I-L-A Mayor – Craig Brown Business Impact Leaders  “J.P.” Bryan, Jr. Emerson Hankamer Philip Kuebler Gina M. Spagnola, President & CEO, Galveston Chamber of Commerce Michael Woody, Chief Tourism Officer, Galveston Island Convention &… Read More »



STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Daniel B. Maffei Designated as the Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei has been designated as the Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission.  The designation was made by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on March 29, 2021. Fact Finding 30 Interim Report Issued… Read More »

New Era of Flexibility for Service Contract Filing Requirements


Shippers and carriers will soon have more flexibility in meeting service contract filing requirements as the result of a rule change approved by the Federal Maritime Commission going into effect this June. The Final Rule amends existing regulations so ocean carriers will be able to file original service contracts with… Read More »