NOVEMBER 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT
STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
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 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.
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 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.
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.
Prepared remarks of Commissioner Maffei at the annual Global Liner Shipping Conference panel “Time for Change? Trust, Transparency & the Future of the BAF”.
DECISIONS, ORDERS, & ENFORCEMENT
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)
- Initial Decision Approving Settlement Agreement (September 29, 2020)
COMPETITION & AGREEMENTS
North Carolina-Virginia Port Terminal Cooperative Working Agreement (Agreement No. 201333-001)
OTI Licensing Activity
Revocations & Surrenders 14
Please see the OTI License Status Changes webpage for additional information.