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The 2018 Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act clarified and enhanced the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission’s authority over licensed ocean transportation intermediaries.
Commissioner Carl Bentzel said the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission will have an increasing role in the development of shoreside activities that impact international container shipping.
The rules will clarify licensing and financial responsibilities of ocean transportation intermediaries and streamline the hearing procedures related to denial, suspension and revocations of licenses.
U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Michael Khouri talks with American Shipper about priority container shipping regulatory issues for fiscal year 2020.