SEPTEMBER 2020 ACTIVITY REPORT - Federal Maritime Commission
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Commission Requests Comments on Possible Changes to Regulations Governing Cruise Lines

The Federal Maritime Commission voted to issue an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) that will gather information about possible changes to regulations governing the definition of “non-performance” by a cruise line and the process for obtaining a refund when a vessel does not sail.

Commission Publishes Update of its Official Case Law Reporter

The Federal Maritime Commission has published an update to Decisions of the Federal Maritime Commission, Second Series (Volume 2), now incorporating January 2020 thru August 2020.

Fact Finding 30 Interim Report Highlights Economic Impacts to Florida from Paused Cruise Operations

Commissioner Louis E. Sola, the Fact Finding Officer for Fact Finding 30, released an Interim Report outlining economic impacts cessation of cruise operations have had to the Florida economy.

Commissioners Discuss Ocean Carrier Issues, Global Alliances, and Market Developments

The Commission met in closed session to be briefed on market trends in trade lanes serving the United States and actions taken by both individual ocean carriers and global alliances in response to COVID-19.

Commission Meeting Scheduled for September 16, 2020

Sunshine Act Meeting Notice

Acting Secretary of DHS Briefed on COVID-19 Impacts to Cruise Industry & Ocean Shipping

Commissioners Sola and Dye briefed Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf about the Federal Maritime Commission response to COVID-19, including their respective fact finding investigations.

Chairman Michael A. Khouri’s Speech for the 2020 NCBFAA Government Affairs & Annual Conference

Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Michael A. Khouri addressed the NCBFAA Government Affairs Conference on a number of issues related to the work of the Commission.

Three Commissioners Participate in NCBFAA Panel: A Conversation with FMC

Commissioners Dye, Maffei, and Bentzel spoke at a panel hosted virtually by the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America on topics related to fact-finding investigations and current conditions in the industry.

Opening Remarks of Commission Sola, September Meeting with Acting Secretary of Homeland Security

August 2020 Activity Report


Interim Report—Economic Impact of COVID-19 on the Cruise Industry in Florida (Fact Finding No. FF-30)

Order Affirming Initial Decision on Remand—Hangzhou Qianwang Dress Co., LTD. V. RDD Freight International Inc. (Docket No. 17-02)


Agreements Filed

Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association (Agreement No. 011284-083)

Consolidated Chassis Management Pool Agreement (Agreement No. 011962-017)

Port of Seattle/Port of Tacoma Alliance Agreement (Agreement No. 201228)

Sallaum/Hyundai Glovis Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201347)

APL/SWIRE Guam, Saipan-S. Korea, Japan Slot Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201348)


OTI Licensing Activity

Applications 36

Revocations & Surrenders 30

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