NOVEMBER 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT - Federal Maritime Commission
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Federal Maritime Commission Increases Global Alliances’ Information Monitoring Report Requirements

Pursuant to direction from Chairman Khouri, the Commission has issued letters to the three global carrier alliances requiring that certain carrier-specific trade data be filed more frequently.

Commissioner Sola Visits Houston for Panel Discussion and Meetings with Local Maritime Leaders

Commissioner Sola visited Houston, participating in events and meetings where the current state of the industry, the infrastructure required to support shipping, and the gateway’s future were among the topics of discussion.

Fact Finding 30 Field Visit to Port of Galveston

Commissioner Sola conducted a field visit to Galveston, Texas as part of his ongoing work leading the Fact Finding 30 examination of COVID-19 related impacts to the passenger cruise industry.

Commissioner Sola Meets with Port Everglades Leadership to Discuss Passenger & Cargo Construction Projects

Commissioner Sola continued his examination of COVID-19 impacts to the southern Florida economy and the region’s cruise industry infrastructure by meeting with the senior leadership of Port Everglades.

Commission Approves Supplemental Order Expanding Fact Finding 29 Authority

The FMC approved a Supplemental Order expanding the authority of Fact Finding 29, “International Ocean Transportation Supply Chain Engagement”. The Supplemental Order authorizes Commissioner Rebecca Dye to investigate ocean carriers operating in alliances and calling the Port of Long Beach, the Port of Los Angeles, or the Port of New York and New Jersey.

Chairman Khouri Statement on Supplemental Order to Fact Finding 29

Commissioner Maffei Statement on Supplemental Order to Fact Finding 29

Commissioner Sola Statement on Supplemental Order to Fact Finding 29

Commissioner Bentzel Statement on Supplemental Order to Fact Finding 29

Commissioner Maffei Presents at Global Liner Shipping Conference

Prepared remarks of Commissioner Maffei at the annual Global Liner Shipping Conference panel “Time for Change? Trust, Transparency & the Future of the BAF”.

Commissioner Maffei Statement on World Shipping Council Agreement

October 2020 Activity Report


Supplemental Order—International  Ocean Transportation Supply Chain Engagement (Fact Finding 29)

Direct Final Rule—Update of Existing User Fees (Docket No. 20-18)

Notice Not to Review—Aeneas Exporting LLC v. Carlo Shipping International, Inc (Docket No. 20-11)


Agreements Filed

North Carolina-Virginia Port Terminal Cooperative Working Agreement (Agreement No. 201333-001)


OTI Licensing Activity

Applications 34

Revocations & Surrenders 14

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