NOVEMBER 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT - Federal Maritime Commission
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New Supply Chain Initiatives Announced at FMC Meeting

Six Supply Chain Innovation Teams are being convened by Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye to identify and implement improvements to the process and timing of return and delivery of containers to marine terminals.

FMC Effort Will Examine How Data Can Improve Ocean Cargo Velocity

Identifying data constraints that impede the flow of ocean cargo and add to supply chain inefficiencies will be the focus of a new Federal Maritime Commission effort to be spearheaded by Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel. This effort will be critical to pinpointing how data can contribute to the long-term reliability of the domestic cargo delivery system.

Temporary Revision to PierPass to Take Effect

The FMC granted a request for expedited review of this amendment to the West Coast MTO Agreement, under which authority the PierPass program was established.

FMC Hires New Secretary

William “Bill” Cody hired to serve as the agency’s Secretary.

Statement by Commissioner Bentzel on the WCMTOA Amendment

Letter of Commissioners Carl Bentzel and Louis Sola to Secretary Janet Yellen

Federal Maritime Commissioners Carl W. Bentzel and Louis E. Sola wrote Secretary Janet L. Yellen on November 5, 2021, concerning the proposed acquisition of Ports America by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

FMC Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel to Convene Kickoff Maritime Information Transparency Meeting

On December 7, 2021, Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel will kick off the Federal Maritime Commission’s (FMC) Maritime Data Infrastructure initiative.

October 2021 Activity Report


Order of Investigation and Hearing—Hapag-Lloyd, A.G. and Hapag-Lloyd (America) LLC—Possible violations of 46 USC 41102(c) (Docket No. 21-09).


Agreements Filed

EUKOR/Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. Space Charter Agreement (No. 012246-001)

West Coast MTO Agreement (No. 201143-020)

North Caroina-Virginia Port Terminal Cooperative Working Agreement (No. 201333-022)


OTI Licensing Activity

Applications 73

Revocations & Surrenders 13

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