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Signals™ Headlines – November 2, 2022

November 2022

FMC Rejects ONE Settlement

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) rejected and remanded a settlement agreement reached between Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. (ONE) and the FMC's Bureau of Enforcement (BOE). The Commissio…

November 2022

Commission Contracts For Chassis Study

 The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) awarded a $500,000 contract to the National Academies of Science (NAS) to conduct a study examining intermodal chassis pools and provide recommendations…

November 2022

FMC Receives Four New Formal Complaints

 The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) received four new formal complaints in October 2022 alleging violations of the U.S. Shipping Act and FMC regulations. Unlawful Detention & Demurr…

Signals™ Headlines – October 4, 2022

October 2022

FMC Hires New Administrative Law Judge

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced the hiring of Linda S. Harris Crovella to serve as an Administrative Law Judge in the FMC's Office of Administrative Law Judges. Judge Crovella j…

October 2022

FMC Receives Two New Formal Complaints

 The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) received two new formal complaints in September 2022 alleging violations of the U.S. Shipping Act and FMC regulations.  Unreasonable Cargo Practices…

Signals™ Headlines – September 2, 2022

September 2022

FMC Receives Two New Formal Complaints

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) received two new formal complaints in August 2022 alleging violations of the U.S. Shipping Act and FMC regulations.  Unlawful Insurance Fees:  Color …

Signals™ Headlines – August 2, 2022

August 2022

FMC Announces New Enforcement Structure

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced that it is reorganizing its investigative and prosecutorial functions by consolidating them into a newly created Bureau of Enforcement, Investiga…

August 2022

FMC Issues Guidance on Charge Complaints

 The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued an Industry Advisory to guide shippers seeking to dispute charges assessed that they believe may not comply with the Ocean Shipping …

August 2022

FMC Receives Two New Formal Complaints

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) received two new formal complaints in July 2022 alleging violations of the U.S. Shipping Act and FMC regulations.  Unlawful Fees:  Goforth & Mart…

August 2022

FMC to Review ONE Settlement

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced that it will review a recent settlement agreement reached between Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. (ONE) and the FMC's Bureau of Enforcement (BOE)…

Signals™ Headlines – July 5, 2022

July 2022

FMC Receives Two New Formal Complaints

 The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) received two new formal complaints in June 2022 alleging violations of the U.S. Shipping Act and FMC regulations.  Service Contract Violations:  MS…

Signals™ Headlines – June 2, 2022

Signals™ Headlines – May 3, 2022

May 2022

FMC Proposes Update to Tariff Regulations

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) putting forward updates to key provisions of tariff regulations. These updates are intended to clarify existi…

May 2022

FMC Receives Three New Formal Complaints

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) received three new formal complaints in April 2022 alleging violations of the U.S. Shipping Act and FMC regulations.  Fraud and Coercion:  Aeneas Ex…

Signals™ Headlines – April 4, 2022

April 2022

FMC Adds Exports to Carrier Audit Program

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has expanded the scope of its Vessel-Operating Common Carrier (VOCC) Audit Program to evaluate how shipping lines are serving U.S. exporters according to a pres…

Signals™ Headlines – March 2, 2022

Signals™ Headlines – February 2, 2022

Signals™ Headlines – January 5, 2022

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