OCTOBER 2021 ACTIVITY REPORT
STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
FMC Holds First Meeting of the National Shipper Advisory Committee
Individuals who represent companies importing and exporting cargo to and from the United States gathered virtually Wednesday for the inaugural meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission’s National Shipper Advisory Committee.
Registration for First meeting of the National Shipper Advisory Committee Still Available
Interested members of the public have until 5:00 PM (Eastern) Friday, October 22, 2021, to register to view the first meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission’s National Shipper Advisory Committee.
FMC VOCC Audit Team Urges Carriers to Adopt Detention & Demurrage Best Practices
Ocean carriers should rapidly adopt three common best practices related to detention and demurrage that promote clarity and certainty about how and when fees will be assessed as well as how to challenge disputed charges.
FMC Briefed on Enforcement and Audit Activities, and Upcoming NSAC Meeting
Enforcement matters, information learned to date from audits of carrier detention and demurrage practices, and the role of the National Shipper Advisory Committee were matters addressed during a meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission held today.
Commission Meeting Scheduled for October 13, 2021
The Commission issued a Sunshine Act Meeting Notice announcing it would hold a meeting to receive an update on the National Shipper Advisory Committee, and staff briefings on ongoing enforcement activities and the Vessel-Operating Common Carrier Audit Program.
Letter of Commissioners Daniel Maffei and Louis Sola to President Joe Biden
Chairman Maffei and Commissioner Sola wrote President Biden urging the Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic contain an exemption for unvaccinated seafarers entering the United States to join a ship.
Commissioner Sola Wins Award for Work Addressing COVID Impacts to Passenger Cruise Sector
Commissioner Louis Sola was recognized by Seatrade Cruise magazine for his leadership in calling attention to COVID-19 related impacts to the cruise industry and identifying ways for this critical part of the hospitality and tourism industries to safely resume operations.
September 2021 Activity Report
DECISIONS, ORDERS, & ENFORCEMENT
Notice of Discontinuance of Proceeding—Eucatex of North America, Inc. v. CMA CGM (America) LLC and Fenix Marine Services Ltd. (Docket No. 21-08)
Notice Not to Renew—MCS Industries, Inc. v. COSCO Shipping Lines Co., Ltd and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA (Docket No. 21-05)
Notice Not to Renew—Moses Damisa v. Trans Atlantic Shipping LLC (Docket No. 1967(F))
COMPETITION & AGREEMENTS
New York Terminal Conference Agreement (No. 008005-15)
Central America Discussion Agreement (No. 011075-082)
Hoegh Autoliners/Liberty Global Logistics Space Charter Agreement (No. 201375)
OTI Licensing Activity
Revocations & Surrenders 15
Please see the OTI License Status Changes webpage for additional information.