Monday, September 19, 2022
Cargo containers pile up at a marine terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.

Liner Shipping: FMC, An Emergency Situation Does Exist

As part of the directives to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) contained in the three month old “Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022” (OSRA 2022), the

September 19, 2022
Total Views: 2592

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

FMC Seeks Public Input on Defining Unreasonable Refusal to Deal

The Federal Maritime Commission is seeking public comments to define unreasonable refusal to deal or negotiate with respect to vessel space accommodation

September 14, 2022
Total Views: 1068

Friday, September 2, 2022

Maersk Hit With $180 Million Contract Claim from New York Shipper

By Nick Savvides (The Loadstar) – A New York shipper is legally pursuing Maersk for $180m, claiming the carrier failed to meet contractual obligations

September 2, 2022
Total Views: 7500

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Viewpoint: FMC Emergency Order Won’t Be Enough to Alleviate Congestion

By Maia Kemp-Welch (The Loadstar) – A Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) emergency order “won’t be enough” to alleviate supply chain congestion in

August 25, 2022
Total Views: 1090

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

FMC Approves Yang Ming Service Contract Complaint Settlement with Shipper

By Maia Kemp-Welch (The Loadstar) – The US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has approved the decision to settle a complaint against Yang Ming by Achim

August 24, 2022
Total Views: 889

Thursday, August 11, 2022
containers at port of los angeles

FMC Continues to Check Off Items On Its Ocean Shipping Reform Act To-Do List

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission is continuing to implement its to-do list from the recently enacted Ocean Shipping Reform Act. The OSRA was signed into

August 11, 2022
Total Views: 695

Thursday, August 4, 2022
A containership being loaded at the Port of New York and New Jersey at night.

FMC Chairman Says Anti-Competitive Behavior Will Not Fly After Port Of New York Visit

Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Chairman Daniel B. Maffei visited the Port of New York and New Jersey on Wednesday to meet with trucking representatives and

August 4, 2022
Total Views: 2817

Monday, August 1, 2022
Commandant Ann Phillips

Federal Maritime Commission To Hire Investigators For Foreign Carrier Crack-Down

As part of the new Shipping Reform Act the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced it’s reorganizing its enforcement structure and plans to hire more

August 1, 2022
Total Views: 3540

Friday, July 29, 2022
Cargo containers pile up at a marine terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.

FMC Reports Progress Implementing Ocean Shipping Reform Act Requirements

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is reporting progress in implementing requirements of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA), which President

July 29, 2022
Total Views: 574

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Shipper Complaint Accuses Yang Ming and HMM of Collusion and Profiteering

By Nick Savvides (The Loadstar) – An Illinois shipper is suing Taiwanese operator Yang Ming and South Korean carrier HMM, claiming they benefited

June 22, 2022
Total Views: 1317

Thursday, June 16, 2022

President Biden Signs The Ocean Shipping Reform Act Into Law

President Joe Biden has signed into law the S. 3580, the “Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022,” marking the first major change to federal regulations for

June 16, 2022
Total Views: 3049

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
A containership approaches its berth at the Port of Savannah

Port of Savannah Sets All-Time Record in May as Cargo Surge Continues

The Port of Savannah, the second-busiest port on the East Coast, recorded an all-time cargo record in May as strong consumer demand and shifting inbound trade

June 15, 2022
Total Views: 2558

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Ocean Shipping Reform Act Headed to President Biden’s Desk After Passing House

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted 369 to 42 to pass the Senate’s version of the bipartisan Ocean Shipping Reform Act, designed to give the

June 14, 2022
Total Views: 2950

Thursday, June 9, 2022

President Biden Calls on Congress to Crack Down on Ocean Carriers

President Biden is calling on Congress to “crack down” on ocean carriers who the president says are responsible for raising shipping costs,

June 9, 2022
Total Views: 4291

Hapag-Lloyd Container-ship BOSTON EXPRESS

FMC Reaches $2 Million Settlement with Hapag-Lloyd Over Alleged Detention and Demurrage Violations

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has approved a $2 million settlement with German container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd over alleged violations related to

June 9, 2022
Total Views: 1939

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

FMC Launches New Initiatives to Help Shippers with Supply Chain Challenges

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission is launching three new initiatives aimed at assisting U.S. shippers and improving performance in the ocean supply chain.

June 8, 2022
Total Views: 625

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
port of los angeles

FMC Fact Finding Investigation Finds ‘Vigorous’ Competition in Container Shipping

FMC Commissioner Rebecca Dye on Tuesday released her long-awaited final report from her fact finding investigation into the effects of COVID-19 on the ocean

May 31, 2022
Total Views: 8377

Friday, May 6, 2022

FMC Tightens Grip on Carriers as Wan Hai Settles Claim

By Nick Savvides (The Loadstar) – Regulators in the US are slowly tightening their grip on the ocean shipping and inland supply chain market amid

May 6, 2022
Total Views: 3183

Monday, April 25, 2022
Hapag-Lloyd Container-ship BOSTON EXPRESS

Hapag-Lloyd Fined in U.S. for Erroneous D&D Charges 

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – German carrier Hapag-Lloyd has been ordered to pay $822,220 in civil penalties for 14 violations – $58,730 for

April 25, 2022
Total Views: 5433

Friday, April 22, 2022

FMC Ramping Up Its Review of Ocean Carriers’ Export Services

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission staffers are working “expeditiously” on an initiative to examine how ocean carriers are serving U.S. export

April 22, 2022
Total Views: 597