FMC Approves $2M Settlement Agreement with Hapag Lloyd

The Federal Maritime Commission approved a settle agreement reached between its Bureau of Enforcement (BoE) and Hapag-Lloyd AG on June 8 whereby the ocean carrier will pay a $2 million civil penalty to address alleged violations related to their detention and demurrage practices. “To restore full confidence in our ocean freight system, vigorous enforcement of FMC rules is necessary.  Specifically, we must ensure powerful ocean carriers obey the Shipping Act when dealing ... [+]

OCEAN Alliance Becomes Effective

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has concluded its review of the proposed OCEAN Alliance, FMC Agreement No. 012426, and allowed it to become effective on Monday, October 24, 2016. The announcement follows an exhaustive review process by the Commission that thoroughly examined all aspects of the proposed agreement to assure that ... [+]

Port of Oakland favors Saturday gates, with two caveats

TELLS FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION: NEED MORE LABOR, REASONABLE FEE Oakland, CA - August 21, 2015: The Port of Oakland wants Saturday operations at its marine terminals. But it has two big concerns. That was the message Executive Director Chris Lytle delivered this week in a letter to the Federal Maritime Commission. The Port boss ... [+]

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