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Agency

Federal Maritime Commission

The Federal Maritime Commission regulates the waterborne foreign commerce of the United States. It ensures that U.S. oceanborne trades are open to all on fair and equitable terms and protects against concerted activities and unlawful practices.

The Federal Maritime Commission was established by Reorganization Plan No. 7 of 1961 (46 U.S.C. 301-307), effective August 12, 1961. It is an independent agency that regulates shipping under the following statutes: the Shipping Act of 1984, as amended (46 U.S.C. 40101-41309); Section 19 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1920 (46 U.S.C. 42101-42109); the Foreign Shipping Practices Act of 1988 (46 U.S.C. 42301-42307); and the act of November 6, 1966 (46 U.S.C. 44101-44106).

Agency URL:
http://www.fmc.gov/

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  • Service Contracts

    The Federal Maritime Commission is amending its service contract filing requirements to permit ocean common carriers to file original service contracts up to 30 days after the contract goes into effect.

  • Service Contracts

    The Federal Maritime Commission proposes to amend its service contract filing requirements to permit ocean common carriers to file original service contracts up to 30 days after the contract goes into effect.

  • Service Contracts

    The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC or Commission) amends its regulations governing service contracts to eliminate the requirement that ocean carriers publish a concise statement of essential terms with each service contract. The rule will reduce regulatory burden.

  • Interpretive Rule on Demurrage and Detention Under the Shipping Act

    The Federal Maritime Commission is clarifying its interpretation 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 with respect to demurrage and detention. Specifically, the Commission...

  • Service Contracts

    The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC or Commission) proposes to amend its rules governing Service Contracts. The proposed rule is intended to reduce regulatory burden.

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