September 2019 Activity Report - Federal Maritime Commission
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September 2019 Activity Report



FMC Votes in September Meeting on Carrier Petition & Changes to Enforcement Proceedings

The Federal Maritime Commission voted to move forward with proposed rules that would provide partial regulatory relief sought by a petition of ocean carriers, would implement regulatory changes mandated by recent legislation, and publish a direct final rule that would restructure how the agency oversees enforcement matters.

Comment Period Extended for NPRM on Detention & Demurrage

The FMC extended the deadline to October 31, 2019 for submitting public comments on a proposed interpretive rule addressing demurrage and detention practices.

Chairman Khouri Travels to London for Consultations & to Attend LISW19

Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Michael A. Khouri joined other senior government officials and shipping executives from around the world attending London International Shipping Week (LISW19) September 9th-13th.

Prepared Remarks of Chairman Khouri at Government Stakeholder Workshop, LISW19

Chairman Khouri spoke to government officials from around the world about key developments related to shipping and how the Federal Maritime Commission ensures competition and integrity for America’s ocean transportation supply system.

Malcom McLean Award Presented to Commissioner Dye

The Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers recognized Commissioner Rebecca Dye for her work enhancing the U.S. freight delivery system and improving cargo and equipment velocity.

Commissioner Rebecca Dye’s Malcom McLean Award Acceptance Remarks

Acceptance speech of Commissioner Dye as delivered to the Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers, September 9, 2019.

Proposed Interpretive Rule on Demurrage and Detention Issued

The Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed interpretive rule on demurrage and detention under the Shipping Act.

Commission Approves Dye’s Final Recommendations on Detention & Demurrage

The Commission adopted recommendations made by Commissioner Rebecca Dye to address detention and demurrage charge issues uncovered during her 18-month Fact Finding 28 investigation.

Commissioner Dye Represents FMC at US-Japan Bilateral Maritime Meeting

Commissioner Rebecca Dye represented the Federal Maritime Commission at the U.S.-Japan Maritime Bilateral Meeting, hosted by the Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, in Washington, DC.

Commissioner Dye Addresses RILA Transportation Executives

Commissioner addressed a meeting of the Retail Industry Leaders Association’s transportation and infrastructure committee.

August 2019 Activity Report


Rulemaking Activity

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking—“Hearing Procedures Governing the Denial, Revocation, or Suspension of an OTI License” (Docket No. 1904)

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking—“Interpretive Rule on Demurrage and Detention under the Shipping Act” (Docket No. 19-05)

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Extension of Comment Period—“Interpretive Rule on Demurrage and Detention under the Shipping Act” (Docket No. 19-05)


Agreements Filed

WWOcean/EUKOR Joint Operating Agreement (Agreement No. 012056-001)

CNCO/Matson Slot Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201320)


OTI Licensing Activity

Applications 52

Revocations & Surrenders 18

Reissuances 2

Please see the OTI License Status Changes webpage for additional information.