Notice to the Trade
On November 13, 2009, Liberty Maritime Corporation appealed the Maritime Administration’s decision of November 3, 2009 with respect to the vessel designations for the M/V LIBERTY GLORY, M/V LIBERTY GRACE and M//V LIBERTY EAGLE. Liberty’s appeal is a consolidated appeal of all three decisions in dockets MARAD 2009-0094, MARAD 2009-0095, and MARAD 2009-0096, available at http://www.regulations.gov, and is taken pursuant to the Interagency Memorandum of Understanding dated September 4, 2009, and published in the Federal Register on September 15, 2009 (74 Fed. Reg. 47308).
This notice is to advise those parties who submitted written comments on Liberty’s self-designations in the above-referenced dockets (Sealift, Inc., Maersk Line, Limited, and American President Lines, Ltd.) that they may comment on the matters raised in Liberty’s consolidated appeal. Any such comments must be electronically submitted to the appropriate docket and to the Secretary of the Maritime Administration by 5 PM EDT on November 23, 2009 and to firstname.lastname@example.org. Liberty may electronically submit a reply to any such comments to the appropriate docket and to the Secretary of the Maritime Administration by 5 PM EDT on November 27, 2009. ______________________________________________________________________________________________
The documents listed below provide Supplemental Guidance to shippers and carriers of Government-impelled cargoes.
Document Reference Document Title
|AG-2009-01||“The United States Government is currently in the process of reviewing the manner in which the U.S. Agency for International Development (AID) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are conforming with the Cargo Preference Act ("CPA"), 46 U.S.C. § 55305 et seq., which requires that a minimum percentage of ocean cargo generated by certain Government programs be transported on U.S.-flag vessels. While that review process is pending, the agencies that operate CPA-related programs have agreed to comply with the CPA in a uniform manner. The details of that agreement can be found [here].”
For more information regarding cargo preference, please visit the following links:
Fax: (202) 366-5522
Contact us at (202) 366-4610 if help is needed in locating U.S.-flag service
Office of Cargo Preference and Domestic Trade
MAR-730/Mail Stop 2
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590