Tag: Federal Maritime Commission


Congress passes ocean shipping reform; Biden plans to sign soon

June 13, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

The first major overhaul of regulations governing U.S. container trades since 1998 was easily approved by Congress on Monday and President Biden is expected to sign the bill into law shortly. By a vote of 369-42, the U.S. House of […]


Biden Pushes to Lower Ocean Shipping Costs

June 9, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden launched a renewed push June 9 to reduce the costs of shipping goods across oceans, a major challenge for retailers that the White House said has pushed up prices as the world emerges from the coronavirus pandemic. […]


Senate Committee Approves Ocean Shipping Reform Act

March 22, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

A U.S. Senate panel easily approved legislation meant to facilitate the flow of freight at the country’s ports. The Commerce Committee on March 22 advanced by a voice vote the Ocean Shipping Reform Act. The legislation now awaits full Senate […]


Maffei Named Maritime Commission Chairman

April 1, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The Biden administration tapped Daniel Maffei to lead the Federal Maritime Commission, the agency announced recently. Maffei, a commissioner on the FMC, now will move to the role of chairman, succeeding Michael Khouri. Maffei served as a member of the […]


U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Urges Freight ‘Silos’ to Unite in Crisis

February 9, 2021

Via: gCaptain

Companies that violate U.S. supply-chain rules around inundated American ports may be penalized, according to a key maritime regulator in Washington who is pushing the fragmented freight industry to work more closely to address the nation’s unprecedented bottlenecks. Rebecca Dye, […]


Federal Maritime Commission launches liner probe as container availability becomes very tight

November 23, 2020

Via: Splash 247

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) in Washington DC has launched a probe into liner activity in the ports of New York, Los Angeles and Long Beach as shippers voice ever louder concern about the lack of available containers to shift […]