Update of Existing User Fees
The Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) is updating its current user fees and amending the relevant regulations to reflect these updates.
Interpretive Rule, Shipping Act of 1984
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC or Commission) is seeking public comment on its interpretation of the scope of the Shipping Act prohibition against failing to establish, observe, and enforce just and reasonable regulations and practices relating to or connected with receiving, handling, storing, or delivering property. Specifically, the Commission is clarifying that the proper scope of that prohibition in the Shipping Act of 1984 and the conduct covered by it is guided by the Commission's interpretation and precedent articulated in several earlier Commission cases, which require that a regulated entity engage in a practice or regulation on a normal, customary, and continuous basis and that such practice or regulation is unjust or unreasonable in order to violate that section of the Shipping Act.
Performance Review Board Memberships
Notice is hereby given of the names of the members of the Performance Review Board.
Amendments to Regulations Governing NVOCC Negotiated Rate Arrangements and NVOCC Service Arrangements
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC or Commission) amends its rules governing Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) Negotiated Rate Arrangements and NVOCC Service Arrangements. The regulatory changes modernize, update, and reduce regulatory burdens.