Federal Maritime Commission news release:
Acting Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission Michael A. Khouri today designated the agency’s Managing Director, Karen V. Gregory, to serve as Regulatory Reform Officer.
Ms. Gregory will stand up a Regulatory Reform Task Force that will work to identify burdensome, unnecessary, and outdated directives and recommend how they should […]
From ‘Mario Cordero, former Long Beach port leader, is out as chair of maritime commission’ in the Press Telegram:
Mario Cordero, a former Port of Long Beach harbor commissioner, was forced out last week as chairman of the five-member Federal Maritime Commission after President Donald Trump replaced him with Republican Michael Khouri.
The change of […]
A U.S. Federal Maritime Commission report on port congestion impact on demurrage and detention fees stopped short of recommending agency action and invited the industry to provide evidence of allegedly unreasonable practices.
The 64-page report, available at fmc.gov, described demurrage, which is charged for storage of containers on terminal space beyond allowable free time, and […]
Excerpts from American Shipper:
Michael A. Khouri
Federal Maritime Commissioner Michael Khouri wants the FMC to request the four major alliances of ocean liner carriers to provide new information on the steps each is taking to reduce congestion at U.S. ports.
“We have received private reports and seen numerous press accounts that the operations of […]
From the Journal of Commerce:
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission will launch a website soon that will serve as a clearinghouse for port congestion surcharges, following industry confusion over planned U.S. West Coast surcharges, Commissioner Michael A. Khouri said Tuesday.
“The commission is gathering information from the carriers to compare announcements and actual tariff language […]