The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is the independent federal agency responsible for regulating the U.S. international ocean transportation system for the benefit of U.S. exporters, importers, and the U.S. consumer.
Since its founding on August 12, 1961, the FMC has worked to ensure that neither the activities of liner shipping groups nor foreign government laws or regulations impose unfair costs on American exporters, or on American consumers of imported goods.
Over the past five decades, international ocean transportation has changed dramatically. From its inception, the FMC has worked to further its mission to foster a fair, efficient, and reliable international ocean transportation system for the benefit of U.S. exporters, importers, and the U.S. consumer. While the specifics of U.S. maritime policy and legislation have changed markedly during the last few decades, the FMC’s goal of protecting American exporters and consumers remains the cornerstone of today’s regulatory efforts.
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Congestion is a serious challenge to America’s continuing economic growth and competitive position in the world economy.
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Despite reporting a nine-month profit of $110.22m, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) is forecasting a full loss of $1.45bn for the year ended 31 March 2016 as it undertakes structural reform of its container shipping and dry bulk businesses.
(January 29, 2016)
The Federal Maritime Commission believes that infrastructure investment is at the core of the discussion, however, other factors must be addressed in the near term to ensure an efficient and reliable international ocean transportation system and the relevant supply chain.
(July 16, 2015)
The P3 Network vessel-sharing agreement, whose objective is to give ocean carrier heavyweights Maersk, MSC, and CMA CGM the ability to discuss and agree on the size, number and operational characteristics…
(March 26, 2014)
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