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The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission, along with representatives from the Maritime Administration and Coast Guard, met with Chinese counterparts this week in Beijing as part of the annual U.S-China Bilateral Maritime Consultations. On behalf of the FMC, Commissioner Rebecca Dye led discussions on ...
A shortage of chassis and truck drivers is contributing to carriers' cancellations of final legs of deliveries in inland parts of the United States, including the Chicago, Detroit and Dallas areas, and Federal Maritime Commission Acting Chairman Michael Khouri expects “prompt” replies to FMC letters sent to ...

On March 5, 2018, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued an Order of Investigation into the practices of vessel operating common carriers and marine terminal operators (MTOs) related to detention, demurrage and per diem charges. The investigation stems from a petition filed with the FMC by the ...
This, in turn, will put increasing pressure on port authorities, ocean carriers, and terminal operators to make their own operations faster and more efficient, Cordero, former chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), said last week in keynoting the 22nd Annual Northeast Trade and Transportation ...
31 U.S.C. § 1341(a); B-327432, June 30, 2016; B-319009, Apr. 27, 2010. In B-327432, we held that, in violating a similar notification requirement (section 711) in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) also violated the Antideficiency Act.[20] B‑327432, at 3─4.
The Federal Maritime Commission announced this week that it is undertaking its first phase of investigation into the demurrage and detention practices of some ocean carrier lines and marine terminal operators, especially in cases where shippers are not allowed to retrieve cargo. In launching the ...

On Monday, the Federal Maritime Commission launched the first phase of its investigation into port demurrage, detention, and free time practices, ordering vessel operating common carriers (OCCs) and marine terminal operators (MTOs) to provide information and documents explaining these practices, ...
Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Commissioner Rebecca Dye said earlier this week that the initial phase of the investigation into port demurrage, detention, and free time practices has commenced, with the FMC ordering ocean common carriers to provide information and documents to explain these ...
The US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has launched an investigation into port demurrage, detention and free time practices, requiring terminal operators and ocean common carriers to provide insightful information. Commissioner Rebecca Dye has begun the first phase of the investigation, which ...
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has launched a fact-finding mission on detention, port demurrage and free time practices by ocean common carriers at U.S. ports. Responding to an initial compliant filed by the Coalition for Fair Port Practices on Dec. 17, 2016, FMC announced that it has begun an ...
The US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) says it's in the first phase of an investigation over fees charged by containership operators for delays in picking up containers. The announcement of the probe, to be led by commissioner Rebecca Dye, comes 14 months after group of customers to the major ...
On Monday, the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced that it has begun its investigation into terminal operators' and ocean carriers' practices for port demurrage, detention and free time. In its first move, FMC is ordering carriers and terminals to disclose information and documents explaining ...
The U.S. maritime regulator asked container carriers and marine terminals to provide detailed information about their port demurrage, detention and free-time practices as part of its investigation announced last month. By Chris Gillis |Monday, April 02, 2018. The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has asked the ...
Michael A. Khouri, acting chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), testifying this month before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure's Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, said the container shipping industry “plays an integral role in America's ...
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has received 22 ocean transportation intermediary (OTI) license applications and changes for review. The FMC received non-vessel-operating common carrier license applications from ACA International (USA), Hawthorne, Calif. (Timothy R. Stewart, vice ...
Acting U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Michael Khouri told House lawmakers at a hearing Wednesday that President Donald Trump's fiscal year 2019 budget request of $27.49 million for the agency is sufficient to maintain its operations. By Chris Gillis |Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Acting U.S. Federal ...
On March 5, 2018, the Federal Maritime Commission voted to launch an investigation into the detention, demurrage, and per diem charges of vessel operating common carriers and marine terminal operators. The investigation will be headed by Commissioner Rebecca Dye, who will have broad authority to ...

In the wake of a hearing held by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) in January regarding detention, demurrage, and per diem charges, the FMC voted on Monday, March 5, to launch an investigation focusing on the practices of vessel operating common carriers and marine terminal operators related ...
Earlier this week, the Federal Maritime Commission said it voted to kick off an investigation that will focus on the practices of vessel operating common carriers and marine terminal operators related to detention, demurrage, and per diem charges. The investigation will be led by FMC Commissioner ...
The Federal Maritime Commission has ordered a formal investigation on the detention, demurrage and per diem charges made by ocean carriers and marine terminal operators. Commissioner Rebecca Dye will lead the investigation and have the authority to issue subpoenas and hold hearings, and make ...
OBG will function as a shippers' association, and thus does not have to be licensed by the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) as a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC), under which the entity negotiates rates with a carrier and books the shipment under its own contract of carriage, known ...
The U.S. maritime regulator collected a total of $465,000 in civil penalties from the non-vessel-operating common carriers for allegedly violating the Shipping Act or commission regulations. By Chris Gillis |Thursday, March 01, 2018. The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has collected a total of $465,000 in civil ...
The U.S. maritime regulator collected a total of $465,000 in civil penalties from the non-vessel-operating common carriers for allegedly violating the Shipping Act or commission regulations. By Chris Gillis |Thursday, March 01, 2018. The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has collected a total of $465,000 in civil ...
U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Acting Chairman Michael A. Khouri has recently appointed Rachel Dickon to serve as the commission's secretary and Brian Troiano to director of the Bureau of Enforcement. By Chris Gillis |Monday, February 26, 2018. U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Acting Chairman Michael A.
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has received 29 ocean transportation intermediary license applications and changes for review. By Chris Gillis |Monday, February 19, 2018. The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has received 29 ocean transportation intermediary (OTI) license applications and changes for ...
U.S. cargo owners have forwarded complaints to the Federal Maritime Commission claiming that some ocean carriers are unilaterally changing service contract terms by cancelling the port/container yard to final customer destination leg of the cargo shipment. These cancellations are allegedly due to lack of ...
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission said Monday that is has launched an inquiry into complaints from some U.S. cargo owners that “some ocean carriers are unilaterally changing service contract terms by cancelling the port/container yard to final customer destination leg of the cargo shipment.
That was the message that Michael A. Khouri, acting chair of the Federal Maritime Commission, gave lawmakers at a House subcommittee hearing last week that examined federal budgets for maritime programs. Under questioning from several congressmen, Khouri said, “it's been interesting that some of ...
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has received 22 ocean transportation intermediary license applications and changes for review. By Chris Gillis |Monday, March 19, 2018. The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has received 22 ocean transportation intermediary (OTI) license applications and changes for ...
This news follows the Federal Maritime Commission's (FMC) approval late last year of the NYSHEX governance model. Ideally, NYSHEX will usher in a fair, transparent and compliant process to ensure the interests of members are incorporated into the operation of the exchange. The NYSHEX governance ...
Rob Quartel, a former member of the Federal Maritime Commission, said, “We didn't have a global world like we have today” in calling for the repeal or reform of the Jones Act. He said it has outlived one of its major announced intents of providing a fleet of deep-draft merchant ships to the country in times of ...


 

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