Thursday, January 26, 2023

FMC Provides Ocean Shipping Reform Update

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission met in an open session meeting this week to provide an update on the implementation of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of

January 26, 2023
Total Views: 1608

Tuesday, January 3, 2023
evergreen shipping container

FMC Ruling Could Prove Crucial for ‘Unfair’ Detention and Demurrage Fee Complaints

By Nick Savvides (The Loadstar) – A US Federal Maritime Commission small claims officer’s (SCO) decision to uphold trucker TCW Inc’s complaint over

January 3, 2023
Total Views: 1401

Thursday, December 15, 2022

FMC Initiates Probe into Shipping Lines’ Compliance with Anti-Retaliation Laws

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission, the independent government agency responsible for overseeing competition in the international ocean shipping supply

December 15, 2022
Total Views: 742

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Maersk ‘Test Case’ Could Shift Container Shipping’s Balance of Power

By Nick Savvides (The Loadstar) – Since the pandemic began, complaints of carrier misdeeds have circulated across the industry and around the globe. In

November 23, 2022
Total Views: 8583

Monday, November 14, 2022
maersk ship

Shipper Files FMC Complaint: Maersk ‘Flouts the Law to Rake in Profits’

By Nick Savvides (The Loadstar) – A Florida shipper has issued a complaint against Maersk and its subsidiary, Hamburg Süd, that includes a failure

November 14, 2022
Total Views: 6401

Friday, October 14, 2022
Cargo containers pile up at a marine terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.

FMC Proposing New Demurrage and Detention Billing Requirements

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission is proposing a new rule that seeks to bring more clarity, structure, and punctuality to the demurrage and detention

October 14, 2022
Total Views: 882

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: 2658

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: 1092

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: 7574

Thursday, August 25, 2022
Trucks At Port Of LA

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: 1132

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: 904

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: 699

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: 2864

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: 3571

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: 586

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: 1328

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: 3101

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: 2615

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: 2988

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: 4311