The West Coast MTO Agreement filed a request with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC ) to amend the agreement at the request of the Biden-Harris Administration Supply Chain Disruption Task Force. In the amendment request, WCMTOA stated that it was doing so because it was WCMTOA’s understanding that the Biden-Harris Administration Supply Chain Disruption Task Force has been monitoring all elements of the supply chain on a national level, and has a broader perspective than is available to the marine terminal members of WCMTOA.
Subsequent to the amendment filing, WCMTOA has been providing statistics to the FMC about gate activity and terminal operations on a weekly basis. Those statistics did not support the requested changes attempted to incentivize offpeak traffic through pricing. Therefore, WCMTOA will rescind its amendment and return to the OffPeak program, also known as “2.0.”