2013 Archive of FMC Events

The following is an archive list of events and speaking engagements attended by FMC Commissioners and FMC Staff in 2013

List of Current FMC Events

Date and Location Description

12/17/13

Washington, DC

Commissioner Meeting/International Affairs

Global Regulatory Summit

Representatives from China and the European Commission met with FMC today to discuss their respective maritime regulatory processes and evolving industry trends.
Press Release

12/11/13

Washington, DC

Commission Meeting

Sunshine Act Meeting

A portion of the meeting will be held in Open Session; the remainder will be held in Closed Session.
Meeting Agenda

11/21/13

Little Rock, Arkansas

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

Commissioner Doyle's remarks to the National Lieutenant Governors Association Executive Committee

FMC Commissioner William P. Doyle, addressed the Executive Committee of the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NGLA) in Little Rock, Arkansas. Commissioner Doyle highlighted the Obama Administration's progress on preparing for the expansion of the Panama Canal. He spoke of new U.S. export opportunities for liquefied natural gas (LNG) and natural gas liquids (NGLs), energy and economic security and jobs.
Commissioner's Remarks

11/14/13

Washington DC

Commission Staff Meeting

FMC Administrative Law Judges met with Chinese Judicial Delegation

On November 14, 2013 FMC hosted an informal meeting with a Chinese delegation visiting DC on a privately-organized course of study arranged through the International Judicial Academy.

11/7/13

Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

Commissioner Khouri's Remarks at the 2013 Fall Meeting of the U.S. Maritime Law Association

At the Friday November 1, 2013 fall meeting of the Maritime Law Association of the United States Commissioner Khouri shared his thoughts and views on the FMC's history, current initiatives, and anticipated future activities.
Commissioner's Remarks

11/6/13

Miami, FL

Commissioner Meeting

Chairman Cordero Addresses Sixth SeaCargo Americas Conference

In his address to attendees of the Sixth SeaCargo Americas Conference on November 6, 2013, The Chairman emphasized the need to review and discuss how international trade and transportation affect national economies in the Western hemisphere, and encouraged participants to "invest" in early consultation will all affected parties when planning and designing new port infrastructure projects.
Meeting Summary

11/5/13

Washington DC

Commissioner Meeting/International Affairs

Commissioner William P. Doyle meets with Japanese public and private sector officials to discuss U.S. natural gas, exports, and the Panama Canal 

The U.S. may become an important LNG supply source for Japan in the coming years. With the widening of the Panama Canal expected to be completed in 2015, LNG exported from the U.S. to Asia would save nearly 2 weeks transit time if the Panama Canal is utilized.
Meeting Summary

10/29/13

Washington DC

Congressional Testimony

Chairman Cordero Testifies to Congress Regarding the Commission's Re-authorization

On Tuesday October 29, 2013 Chairman Cordero testified before the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
Testimony Text

10/29/13

Chicago, Illinois

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

Commissioner William P. Doyle's remarks on LNG as marine fuel to the American Society of Transportation and Logistics (ASTL) and ASTL-China 2013 Annual Conference

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is increasingly gaining traction in the United States as a source of marine fuel in the maritime industry. There is an abundant supply of natural gas in America and it is being produced in substantial amounts from shale formations such as the Marcellus in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Commissioner's Remarks

10/28/13

Chicago, Illinois

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

Commissioner William P. Doyle participates in U.S. – China Bilateral Maritime Agreement Annual Consultations

The FMC was asked by international and U.S. maritime industry stakeholders to address the recent value added tax (VAT) implemented by China. Commissioner Doyle explained to the Chinese delegation that businesses in the U.S. are seeking clarity and guidance on the new VAT rule as well as confirmation from China that the VAT is being applied fairly to all businesses.
Meeting Summary

10/22/13

Washington DC

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

Chairman Cordero Addresses the National Association of Waterfront Employers

At the National Association of Waterfront Employers (NAWE) Annual Meeting held October 22, 2013, Chairman Cordero spoke on the topic of consolidation in the vessel carrier industry through present or future operational agreements and the FMC's regulatory role.
Chairman's Remarks

10/19/13

Rancho Mirage, CA

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

Chairman Cordero Remarks at 2013 Western Cargo Conference

At the 2013 WESCCON held, October 19, 2013, Charmian Cordero spoke on the Commission's responsibility to protect the public through licensing ocean transportation intermediaries and the proposals under FMC consideration for making this process more efficient and reliable.
Chairman's Remarks

 

10/17/13

Los Angeles, CA

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

Chairman Cordero Gives Keynote Address at Inaugural Conference on Creating an Environmentally Sustainable Maritime Industry 

In his address at the Conference on Creating an Environmentally Sustainable Maritime Industry (CESMI), Chairman Cordero emphasized the need for the shipping industry to take a leadership role in developing environmentally sustainable practices and noted the FMC's commitment as an active partner to help in those efforts.
Meeting Summary 

10/11/13

Long Beach, CA

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

Chairman Cordero Addressed the California Association of Port Authorities Annual Meeting

The California Association of Port Authorities (CAPA) CAPA is comprised of the state's eleven publicly-owned, commercial ports and is governed by the executive director of each of the ports. 
Meeting Summary

10/9/13

Washington, DC

Intergovernmental Meetings

FMC Chairman Cordero, Commissioner Doyle Meet with MARAD Administrator 

FMC and MARAD officials met to discuss the recent hearing before the House Subcommittee and upcoming transportation issues. 
Meeting Summary

10/4/13

Arlington, VA

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

Chairman Cordero Addressed the International Propeller Club

Chairman Cordero spoke at the International Propeller Club’s 87th Annual Convention and Maritime Industry Conference on October 4, 2013
Meeting Summary