eGov/Mil Newsletter: July 14, 2021

July 14, 2021

In this Issue:

  • Update on Forthcoming Executive Order (EO) - Agency Review of Sea & Rail Industry Shipping Charges
  • Biden to take aim at rail, sea shipping competition -source
  • Your Annual meeting To-Do List; Early Bird Deadline Extended
  • USTRANSCOM J9 Conditions Based Movement Call (13 July)
  • USTRANSCOM Peak Season Call (8 July)
  • USTRANSCOM J9 Conditions Based Movement Call (6 July)

IAM eGov/Mil Newsletter

Forthcoming Executive Order: Agency Review of Sea & Rail Industry Shipping Charges

IAM e-Gov/Mil

Update on Forthcoming Executive Order (EO) - Agency Review of Sea & Rail Industry Shipping Charges

From IAM's Government Consultants:

Quick update on EO and a few other upcoming items.

 

The specific language (below) within the EO regarding the FMC matches up fairly well with IAM and other organizations' engagement with the agency and Congressional staff.

 

(o) The Chair of the Federal Maritime Commission is encouraged to work with the rest of the Commission to:

(i) vigorously enforce the prohibition of unjust and unreasonable practices in the context of detention and demurrage pursuant to the Shipping Act, as clarified in "Interpretive Rule on Demurrage and Detention Under the Shipping Act," 85 Fed. Reg. 29638 (May 18, 2020);

(ii) request from the National Shipper Advisory Committee recommendations for improving detention and demurrage practices and enforcement of related Shipping Act prohibitions; and

(iii) consider further rulemaking to improve detention and demurrage practices and enforcement of related Shipping Act prohibitions.

Biden to take aim at rail, sea shipping competition -source

According to Reuters, the Biden Administration plans to issue an Executive Order (EO) in the next few days that will direct both the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) to address charges incurred by shippers, currently assessed by ocean carriers and the rail industry. As part of the directive, the EO will ask both agencies to specifically address the application and assessment of both detention and demurrage charges.

Your Annual meeting To-Do List; Early Bird Deadline Extended

IAM Staff are excited to see members and colleagues in October at the and want to thank all those who have made an early investment in their businesses by registering before the early bird cutoff date (now Aug. 2). Here are the things you need to do in the next few days:

Coming out of the pandemic (we hope), there has never been a more important time to highlight your company and the work you do. We can't wait to see you, whether you attend in person or online.

 

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USTRANSCOM J9 Conditions Based Movement Call (13 July)

The 13 July USTRANSCOM Conditions Based Movement call covered the industry call presented by USTRANSCOM and the associated from the call.

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USTRANSCOM Peak Season Call (8 July)

Today’s Peak Season Call continued with the themes of many of the previous week’s meetings. DoD is frustrated over late turnbacks of shipments and continue to urge industry to not accept shipments they can’t service…and when you find yourself in that situation, please communicate immediately with the customer and the personal property shipping office. Don’t delay. Good job on today’s call by many industry representatives to provide comments and raise issues/perspectives/potential actions. Please see the and from the call.

USTRANSCOM J9 Conditions Based Movement Call (6 July)

Many of the same themes came out today from the DoD side as in previous weeks. Turnbacks, no-shows, and a need for more communication from industry as soon as possible when you might be having trouble getting a shipment serviced. Please remember the military member and the stress of getting out of their house/apartment per their contract; missing a flight to their next assignment, etc. I know this group fully understands that because you’re professionals, but that’s the theme of the call, and I wanted to pass that along. Please see and from the call.

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