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gCaptain’s full coverage of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA), the first major change to federal regulations related to the international container shipping industry in more than two decades. President Biden signed the Ocean Shipping Reform Act into law in June 2022 as his administration tries to reign in the nation’s highest inflation in 40 years.


Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Stock photo shows a MSC shipping container being lifted onto a ship
Shipping

FMC Dismisses ‘Unjustified’ Shipper Complaint Against MSC

By Charlotte Goldstone (The Loadstar) – The US Federal Maritime Commission has dismissed the latest case against the world’s largest container line,

October 3, 2023
Total Views: 1341

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
cargo ships loading at port of oakland
Shipping

Container Lines Settle with FMC for $2.6 Million

Two container shipping lines, Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Wan Hai Lines, have agreed to pay a total of $2.65 million in civil penalties to resolve seperate

May 23, 2023
Total Views: 3661

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
FMC: Charge Complaint Refunds Hit $1 Million Milestone
Shipping

FMC: Charge Complaint Refunds Hit $1 Million Milestone

More than $1 million in disputed charges have been waived or refunded through the Charge Complaint process, established by the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of

May 9, 2023
Total Views: 973

Wednesday, April 5, 2023
an overhead view of port of los angeles docks
Shipping

Ocean Carriers Backpedal on D&D Charges as New Rules Loom

By Ian Putzger, Americas Correspondent (The Loadstar) – While US ports and container terminals still resist a regulatory drive to curtail detention and

April 5, 2023
Total Views: 2624

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Commandant Ann Phillips
News

US Ocean Shipping Antitrust Enforcement Act Takes Aim At Container Carriers

by Laura Curtis (Bloomberg) Container carriers are facing new measures in the US Congress that would strip away a long-standing antitrust exemption and

March 28, 2023
Total Views: 2832

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
msc ship in port
Shipping

FMC Asks Mediterranean Shipping Company to Explain Congestion Charge

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has given Mediterranean Shipping Company until the end of the month to explain a $1,000 congestion surcharge levied

February 7, 2023
Total Views: 4434

Thursday, January 26, 2023
FMC Provides Ocean Shipping Reform Update
Shipping

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: 2129

Thursday, December 15, 2022
FMC Initiates Probe into Shipping Lines’ Compliance with Anti-Retaliation Laws
Shipping

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: 754

Friday, December 2, 2022
FMC: More Than 175 Charge Complaints Submitted Against Ocean Carriers Under New Shipping Law
Shipping

FMC: More Than 175 Charge Complaints Submitted Against Ocean Carriers Under New Shipping Law

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission says it has received more than 175 charge complaints from U.S. shippers against ocean common carriers since the enactment

December 2, 2022
Total Views: 1102

Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Maersk ‘Test Case’ Could Shift Container Shipping’s Balance of Power
Shipping

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: 8668

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

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: 914

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
FMC Seeks Public Input on Defining Unreasonable Refusal to Deal
Shipping

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: 1108

Thursday, August 25, 2022
Trucks At Port Of LA
Shipping

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: 1190

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

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: 712

Monday, August 1, 2022
Commandant Ann Phillips
News

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: 3658

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

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: 607

Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Ocean Shipping Reform Act: Detention and Demurrage Disconnects
Shipping

Ocean Shipping Reform Act: Detention and Demurrage Disconnects

By Barry Parker (gCaptain) – In the recently enacted Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA 2022 or “The Shipping Act,” for short), there is a great

July 26, 2022
Total Views: 3035

Thursday, June 16, 2022
World Shipping Council Responds to Ocean Shipping Reform Act Enactment:
Shipping

World Shipping Council Responds to Ocean Shipping Reform Act Enactment:

U.S. President Joe Biden has signed into law the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022, the first major change to federal regulations related to the international

June 16, 2022
Total Views: 3778

President Biden Signs The Ocean Shipping Reform Act Into Law
Shipping

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: 3149

President Biden to Sign Ocean Shipping Reform Act Into Law Today
Shipping

President Biden to Sign Ocean Shipping Reform Act Into Law Today

By Jordan Fabian (Bloomberg) — President Joe Biden on Thursday will sign a bipartisan bill aimed at driving down costs of shipping goods overseas, a

June 16, 2022
Total Views: 1259
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