FMC Greenlights One Agreement, Seeks More Info on Two Agreements
The Federal Maritime Commission has voted to allow the Husky-Ports America Washington Marine Terminal Cooperative Working Agreement (FMC Agreement #201240) to go into effect March 31. The agreement authorizes the parties to (1) establish and maintain terminal rates, service charges and fees, rules, and practices related to their operations at terminals owned and operated by them at the port of Tacoma, and (2) meet, discuss, exchange information and data, and agree on issues regarding their respective operations, facilities, and services at the port.
In addition, the FMC has issued separate requests for additional information for the Tacoma Marine Terminal Operator Conference Agreement (FMC Agreement #201241) and the Tacoma Marine Terminal Cooperative Working Agreement (FMC Agreement #201242). FMC Agreement #201241 would authorize the parties to establish and maintain rates, charges, schedules, classifications, regulations, rules, and practices related to operations, facilities, and services at marine terminals owned or operated by the parties at the port of Tacoma, while FMC Agreement #201242 would authorize the parties to discuss and agree on various operational issues at facilities in the port of Tacoma.