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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 ...
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 ...

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 ...
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 ...
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, ...

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 ...
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 ...
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
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
US – Rachel Dickon has been designated as the Federal Maritime Commission's (FMC) Secretary and Brian Troiano has been designated the Director, Bureau of Enforcement. Their appointments became effective February 18. US – The New York Shipping Exchange (NYSHEX) has announced several ...
The world's biggest online retailer – Amazon – has been building up its own fleet of planes and trucks and in 20916 registered with the US Federal Maritime Commission to become an ocean freight forwarder. And now, perhaps, Maersk is spreading in the other direction – from the world of shipping ...
The tax adds roughly $109 per FEU, according to a Federal Maritime Commission study released in 2012. “Reducing this tax would provide greater flexibility for individual ports to establish appropriate fee structures for services they provide, in order to help finance their capital and operating expenses on ...
These priorities include reauthorizing the air transportation programs, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the U.S. Coast Guard, Federal Maritime Commission, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; reforming the General Services Administration; and advancing a ...
All of these plans are focused on the reorganization of shipping alliances. Shipping alliances began to form usually one year before their launches and submit resolutions to the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) six months before them. It is predicted that Hyundai Merchant Marine's shipping alliance ...
A year later, Amazon signaled its intent to enter the shipping freight market when it gained approval from the Federal Maritime Commission in the US to act as an Ocean Transportation Intermediary. In January 2017, Amazon revealed it had started coordinating its own shipments from Chinese merchants to ...
William P. Doyle is the new CEO & Executive Director of the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA). Twice a U.S. Senate confirmed Presidential appointee to the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), Doyle has, over the course of a long and celebrated career, worn many prestigious hats. Prior to his ...
For trades subject to the US Shipping Act or the China Maritime Regulations, quotations or surcharges that vary from the Maersk Line tariff shall not be binding on Maersk Line unless included in a service contract or service contract amendment that has been filed with the Federal Maritime Commission ...
All of these plans are focused on the reorganization of shipping alliances. Shipping alliances began to form usually one year before their launches and submit resolutions to the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) six months before them. It is predicted that Hyundai Merchant Marine's shipping alliance ...
In a published opinion piece, APSA secretariat Travis Brooks-Garrett said that in 2016, a group of 25 major retailers, manufacturers, truckers, transportation intermediaries and other business groups, known as the Coalition for Fair Port Practices, petitioned the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to set ...
Analysts at Credit Suisse said in early 2016 Amazon is a "freight forwarder" company after reports showed that Amazon registered with the Federal Maritime Commission. It also appears Amazon won't be ending its relationship with its existing delivery partners, according to WSJ. If Amazon's delivery system ...
During his career, Charlie served as cryptographer with the Central Intelligence Agency, industry economist with the Federal Maritime Commission, management analyst with the U.S. Navy, and management and budget analyst with the Defense Logistics Agency, until his retirement in 1998. In retirement ...
“2017 was a big year,” said Cordero, a former Harbor Commissioner and past Federal Maritime Commission chairman. “The Dodgers went to the World Series, and I'm here at the nation's largest port complex and I feel I made it to the World Series of Ports.” He emphasized: “The Port of Long Beach is ...
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has received 12 ocean transportation intermediary license applications and changes for review. By Chris Gillis |Monday, February 05, 2018. The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has received 12 ocean transportation intermediary (OTI) license applications and changes for ...
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has received 12 ocean transportation intermediary license applications and changes for review. By Chris Gillis |Monday, February 05, 2018. The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has received 12 ocean transportation intermediary (OTI) license applications and changes for ...
Cordero, a former Harbor Commissioner and past Federal Maritime Commission chairman, recounted his return to the nation's second-largest port last May, during a time of uncertainty, as the industry evolved from four to three ocean carrier alliances. Prudent management and planning readied the Port to ...
The results were consistent with the frequent complaints of cargo owners in a petition filed with the Federal Maritime Commission on detention and demurrage fees, referring to charges assessed when truckers don't pick up or return containers within an allotted free-time window. Tammy Deininger, logistics ...
Gold-plated institutional investors Goldman Sachs and GE Ventures were early supporters, and the Federal Maritime Commission has approved the firm's governance model. On the NYSHEX platform, carriers offer non-negotiable, published freight rates that they cannot change later with surcharges or ...
They should not expect speedy relief from the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC). On the surface, the argument to the FMC by the Coalition for Fair Port Practices, a group of 26 organizations, seems simple: guidelines are needed to help determine whether demurrage and detention charges are unfairly ...
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has received 34 ocean transportation intermediary license applications and changes for review. By Chris Gillis |Monday, January 22, 2018. The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has received 34 ocean transportation intermediary (OTI) license applications and changes for ...
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) heard to dramatically different sets of stories this week on the issue of detention and demurrage charges levied by ocean carriers and terminals against shippers, truckers, and intermediaries. The FMC conducted hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday on whether it ...
Ocean Network Express (ONE) won its last regulatory approval from South Africa this week, JOC.com reports. NYK, MOL and K Line announced they would merge as ONE last may, but encountered various regulatory setbacks: The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission passed the buck, and South Africa ...
More than a dozen shippers and intermediaries explained during a Federal Maritime Commission hearing Tuesday how carriers engage in punitive assessment of penalties for exceeding contracted detention and demurrage levels. FMC reviews 16 OTI license applications. The U.S. Federal Maritime ...


 

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