STATEMENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Commission Questions Shipping Lines About Surcharges
The Federal Maritime Commission has launched an expedited inquiry into the timing and legal sufficiency of ocean carrier practices with respect to certain surcharges.
FMC Invites Comment on Proposed Rule Addressing Cruise Line Non-Performance and Refunds
The Federal Maritime Commission announced it is seeking public comment on a proposed rule to amend its regulations governing non-performance by Passenger Vessel Operators and establishing new requirements for when cruise passengers should be provided refunds for cancelled or delayed voyages.
Fact Finding 30 Interim Report Issued Examining Impacts to Eastern Seaboard
Commissioner Louis E. Sola released Economic Impact of COVID-19 on the Cruise Industry on the East Coast, the last in a series of interim reports issued as part of the ongoing Fact Finding 30 investigation he is conducting.
Letter of Commissioner Sola to President Joe Biden
Commissioner Louis E. Sola wrote to President Joe Biden regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations and cruise travel.
July 2021 Activity Report
DECISIONS, ORDERS, & ENFORCEMENT
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking—Passenger Vessel Financial Responsibility (Docket No. 20-15)
Interim Report: Economic of COVID-19 on the Cruise Industry on the East Coast (Fact Finding No. 30)
Order Affirming Initial Decision on Remand—Crocus Investments, LLC and Crocus FZE v Marine Transport Logistics, Inc. and Aleksandr Solovyev a/k/a Royal Finance Group Inc (Docket No. 15-04)
COMPETITION & AGREEMENTS
Hapag-Lloyd/Maersk Line Slot Exchange Agreement (Agreement No: 201251-002)
Crowley/Sealand Space Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201307)
APL/HLUSA Space Charter and Cooperative Working Agreement (Agreement No. 201308)
Maersk/HL Central America Vessel Sharing Agreement (Agreement No. 011463-014)
TransGulf LLC-Linea Peninsular Inc. Slot Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201276-001)
Maersk Line/Hapag Lloyd Slot Exchange Agreement (Agreement No. 201309)
The Maritime Credit Agreement (Agreement No. 011961-025)
PFL/CNCO Slot Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201310)
NPL/CNCO Slot Charter Agreement (Agreement No. 201311)
OTI Licensing Activity
Revocations & Surrenders 28
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