NITL Comments to FMC Request on OSRA Data Collection

The National Industrial Transportation League is pleased to submit its comments in response to the Federal Maritime Commission’s (“FMC” or “Commission”) Notice on a new data collection requirement included in the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (“OSRA 2022”) concerning ocean vessel imports and exports to and from the United States. OSRA 2022 specifically requires the FMC to “publish on its website a calendar quarterly report that describes the total import and export tonnage and the total loaded and empty 20-foot equivalent units per vessel (making port in the United States, including any territory or possession of the United States) operated by each ocean common carrier covered under this chapter.” 46 U.S.C. § 41110. The requirement excludes “public disclosure of any confidential or proprietary data.” Id.

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