Friday, September 17, 2021
Ports

Insight: FMC Taking Actions to Address Demurrage and Detention Charges

(Holland & Knight) – The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced on Sept. 15, 2021, that it would move forward with two demurrage-and-detention related initiatives proposed by Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye as part...

September 17, 2021
Total Views: 1167

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Shipping

FMC to Issue Guidance on Complaint Proceedings and Seeks Comments on Demurrage and Detention Billings

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has voted to move forward with two demurrage-and-detention related initiatives proposed by Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye as part of Fact Finding 29. Unlike Commissioner Dye’s...

September 15, 2021
Total Views: 738

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
port of los angeles and long beach
Shipping

International Competition Authorities Hold Meeting on Container Shipping Issues

Maritime competition authorities from across the world are continuing to keep a close eye on the actions of ocean carriers amid the unprecedented cargo boom that has contributed to supply...

September 8, 2021
Total Views: 1751

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Shipping

FMC Commissioner ‘Troubled’ By Reports of Ocean Carriers Refusing Hazardous Import Cargoes

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) in the United States has been alerted to reports that ocean carriers are refusing import cargoes of hazardous materials to the harm of chemical supply...

September 7, 2021
Total Views: 1546

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Port of long beach
Shipping

U.S. Maritime Regulator Probing Legality of Carriers’ Congestion Surcharges

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has requested answers from eight ocean carriers regarding congestion-related surcharges they have either implemented or announced. The FMC says the information request is part of...

August 4, 2021
Total Views: 1661

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
port of los angeles and long beach
Shipping

FMC Presented with Interim Recommendations to Address Supply Chain Issues

The Federal Maritime Commission has been presented with a set of interim recommendations from its fact finding investigation into challenges facing the ocean transportation supply chain brought on by the...

July 28, 2021
Total Views: 1522

Saturday, July 24, 2021
Finance

It’s About Stimulus Checks Not Ocean Carriers Like Maersk Says White House Source

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Earlier this month, the Biden Administration signed an order cracking down on anti-competitive behavior in the shipping industry. This week a source close to the administration says the...

July 24, 2021
Total Views: 6152

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
port of long beach
Shipping

U.S. Regulator Steps Up Scrutiny of Ocean Carriers’ Detention and Demurrage Practices

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission is stepping up its scrutiny of ocean carriers by establishing a new audit program and dedicated team to assess carrier compliance with the agency’s rule...

July 20, 2021
Total Views: 2207

Monday, July 12, 2021
port of los angeles and long beach
Shipping

FMC and DOJ Agree to Collaborate on Liner Shipping Antitrust Issues

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission and the Department of Justice have signed an agreement to increase cooperation and communication in oversight and enforcement responsibilities of the ocean liner shipping industry....

July 12, 2021
Total Views: 1355

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
containers at port of los angeles
Shipping

Federal Maritime Commission Holds Closed-Door Meeting on Ongoing Ocean Supply Chain Investigation

Federal Maritime Commission held a virtual meeting Wednesday discuss developments in the ongoing fact finding investigation into challenges facing the ocean transportation supply chain system and possible Shipping Act violations...

April 7, 2021
Total Views: 3161

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Containership docking Port of Long Beach
Shipping

Daniel B. Maffei Designated as the Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission News Release – Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei has been designated as the Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission.  The designation was made by President Joseph R....

March 31, 2021
Total Views: 680

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Containership docking Port of Long Beach
Shipping

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Urges Freight ‘Silos’ to Unite in Crisis

By Brendan Murray (Bloomberg) — Companies that violate U.S. supply-chain rules around inundated American ports may be penalized, according to a key maritime regulator in Washington who is pushing the fragmented...

February 9, 2021
Total Views: 2499

Thursday, September 17, 2020
Maritime News

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Watching Ocean Carriers for Competition Violations

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – US ocean regulator the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has fired a warning shot across the bows of container shipping lines, saying it will...

September 17, 2020
Total Views: 69

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
jones act vessel
Maritime News

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Launches Investigation Into Canadian Ballast Water Regulations

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has formally launched its into claims that Canada’s pending ballast water regulations will unfairly hurt U.S.-flagged vessels. The launching of the investigation follows a petition...

June 17, 2020
Total Views: 22

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
jones act vessel
Maritime News

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission to Investigate Canada’s Proposed Ballast Water Regulations

The U.S. Federal Maritime Administration has agreed to investigate alleged discriminatory ballast water regulations imposed by Canada. The Commission voted unanimously to accept a petition filed by U.S.-based Lake Carriers’...

May 20, 2020
Total Views: 37

Friday, November 17, 2017
cargo ship
Maritime News

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Warns Against Use of Unlicensed Shipping Companies

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has issued a warning to shippers about using unlicensed companies providing ocean shipping services following a number of complaints.   The new warning comes after...

November 17, 2017
Total Views: 9

Friday, September 15, 2017
port of los angeles
News

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Applauds THE Alliance’s $50 Million Contingency Plan

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) The US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) yesterday approved THE Alliance’s plan for a $50m contingency fund in case one of its members becomes insolvent...

September 15, 2017
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
News

U.S. FMC Commissioner Slams Green Light for Joint Tug Booking by Foreign Ro-Ro Carriers

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) will allow a consortium of ro-ro shipping lines to jointly negotiate the procurement of tug services at US ports,...

January 24, 2017
Total Views: 4

Thursday, December 15, 2016
hapag-lloyd ship
News

U.S. Clears Vessel-Sharing Alliance ‘The Alliance’

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has completed its review of the proposed vessel-sharing alliance “THE Alliance”, allowing the grouping to become effective on December 19, 2016. THE Alliance is...

December 15, 2016
Total Views: 5

Thursday, August 25, 2016
containership-with-tug-assist
Defense

Federal Maritime Commission Throws Another Hurdle At The Containership Ocean Alliance

By Mike Wacket (TheLoadstar) It might not be easy for one of the new mega east-west vessel-sharing alliances to appease the regulators. The Ocean Alliance, comprising CMA CGM (including APL), Cosco, Evergreen and OOCL, needs...

August 25, 2016
Total Views: 18