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Jun 17, 2013
Commissioner Doyle's Keynote Address to the AAEI's 92d Annual Conference
Commissioner William P. Doyle delivered the keynote address to AAEI's 92d Annual Conference. He spoke about the Obama Administration's infrastructure policies and programs, shipping freight rates and overcapacity, and some current issues at the FMC.
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Apr 16, 2013
Chairman Cordero Testifies to Congress Regarding FY 2014 FMC Budget
On Tuesday, April 16, 2013, Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero presented the President's FY 2014 budget proposal for the Commission before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. Chairman Cordero's full testimony can be viewed at the above link.
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Nov 13, 2012
Commissioner Mario Cordero Discusses Sustainable Port Management at the Organization of American States
On November 13, 2012, Federal Maritime Commissioner Mario Cordero participated in a panel discussion at the Organization of American States, on the topic of sustainable port management and environmental protection.
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Oct 09, 2012
Commissioner Mario Cordero - Remarks at FIATA World Congress Los Angeles, CA – October 9, 2012
Thank you for your kind introduction. It is an honor to be here speaking to such a broad international organization as FIATA. As the only FMC Commissioner currently from the West Coast, it is a special pleasure to travel back to the great State of California and address the 2012 FIATA World Congress. Before I begin, please note that my comments here today are my own personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Maritime Commission.
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Aug 10, 2012
Remarks of Commissioner Mario Cordero at Sala de las Americas, August 1, 2012
Thank you for your kind introduction. It is an honor to be here in Bogota addressing Sala Logistica De Las Americas. I have a great interest in international trade and the relationship between the United States and Latin America. I have been asked by the conference organizers to address the subject matter and role of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC). Please note my comments today are my personal comments and do not necessarily reflect the views of the FMC.
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Aug 10, 2012
Remarks of Commissioner Mario Cordero at Sala de las Americas, August 1, 2012 (En Espanol)
Muchas gracias por su amable presentación, Es un honor para mí estar aquí en Bogotá dirigiéndome a ustedes en Sala Logística De Las Américas. Tengo un gran interés en el comercio internacional y la relación entre Estados Unidos y Latinoamérica. Los organizadores de esta conferencia me han solicitado que trate el tema y el rol de la Comisión Marítima Federal (FMC). Les agradezco que tengan en cuenta que mis comentarios de hoy son personales y no necesariamente reflejan los puntos de vista de FMC​
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Jun 22, 2012
Remarks of FMC Chairman Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. at the 25th Annual AgTC Meeting, June 21, 2012
Thank you for inviting me to this important event, the 25th Annual Meeting of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition. I am pleased to be here this evening to share my views on the President’s Export Initiative, and to thank you for the key role you play every day in helping to feed the world.
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Jun 07, 2012
Comments of FMC Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye at the Canadian American Business Council, The Dragon in the Room: China’s Impact on Canada/U.S. Issues
Thank you for inviting me to participate in your panel on Ports and Global Supply Chains. My remarks reflect my own individual views and are not offered as the official position of the Federal Maritime Commission.
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Apr 24, 2012
Remarks of FMC Chairman Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. at the 38th Annual NCBFAA Conference
I’m pleased to be here this morning to share an update on what the FMC has been doing, and to share my views on what I’d like to see us do going forward. But more importantly, I’m pleased to be able to hear from you during this conference and afterwards. NVOCCs and forwarders are such an important part of the maritime industry we support, and each year you grow both in number and importance.
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Apr 24, 2012
Remarks of FMC Commissioner Mario Cordero at the XXI Latin American Congress of Ports
First, thank you for your kind introduction. It is an honor to be here in Antigua at the XXI annual Latin American Congress of Ports hosted by the National Port Commission of Guatemala. I am especially honored to have been asked by the conference organizers to speak to you this afternoon on the subject of sustainability in the development of Latin American ports.
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Mar 28, 2012
Remarks of FMC Commissioner Mario Cordero at Panama Week 2012
Thank you for inviting me to speak at Panama Week and for the kind introduction. The Federal Maritime Commission is responsible for regulating ocean borne transportation in the foreign commerce in the United States. My remarks today are my personal views and do not necessarily represent the views of the FMC. My association on environmental policy issues stems from my eight years as a Commissioner at the Port of Long Beach.
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Jan 30, 2012
Commissioner Mario Cordero's Remarks at the World LNG Fuels Conference in Houston, Texas on January 26, 2012
As you are all aware, there has been significant activity in the maritime community in the environmental arena, including advocating for the use and development of alternative fuels. The Federal Maritime Commission is an independent regulatory agency responsible for regulating ocean borne transportation in the foreign commerce of the United States. My remarks today are my personal views and do not necessarily represent the views of the FMC. My past association on environmental policy issues also stems from my previous experience as a Commissioner at the Port of Long Beach, by all accounts a global leader not only in containerization, but a leader as a Green Port.
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Dec 09, 2011
Comments of Federal Maritime Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye at the American Metal Market Moving Metals Conference
The Shipping Act of 1984 exempts common carriers from the tariff publication requirements and the service contract filing requirements of the Act when they carry recycled metal scrap. However, scrap metal shippers are protected by the Shipping Act’s prohibitions contained in chapter 411 of title 46, United States Code.
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Nov 17, 2011
Remarks of FMC Commissioner Mario Cordero at the Global Shippers Forum International Luncheon
It is an honor to be here before you at the annual meeting of the Global Shippers Forum, meeting in conjunction with the National Industrial Transportation League 104th Annual Meeting. Let me specially thank Bruce Carlton, President and CEO of NIT League, and Peter Gatti, Executive Vice President of NIT League, for the invitation to be your speaker today.
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Oct 24, 2011
Remarks of FMC Commissioner Mario Cordero at the Biogas USA West Conference 2011
Here in California, there has been significant activity in the area of environmental reform, to include advocating use and development of alternative fuels. My association on this policy issue stems from my past experience as a Commissioner at the Port of Long Beach, by all accounts a global leader not only in containerization, but a leader as a Green Port.
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Sep 21, 2011
Remarks of Chairman Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. at the Canada Maritime Conference in Montreal, Canada on September 21, 2011
Today, I’d like to talk about ocean cargo that travels to an inland destination in one of our great countries, but moves through a port in the other country. I would like to call today for discussion and cooperation on the issues raised by this growing trade.
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Sep 20, 2011
The Honorable Michael A. Khouri Remarks at the Annual Meeting of International Association of Movers in Denver, Colorado on September 15, 2011
Thank you and good afternoon. It’s a pleasure to join you again this year and my thanks to Terry Head and Brian Limperopulos for the kind invitation to address your Annual Meeting and provide an update on current events at the Federal Maritime Commission and a report on Fact Finding No. 27.
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Apr 08, 2011
The Honorable Michael A. Khouri's Keynote Address at the 2011 NCBFAA Annual Conference
Thank you and good afternoon. It is a pleasure to join you again and share some thoughts and perspectives on current developments at the Federal Maritime Commission. Hopefully, we will have some time at the end of my remarks where you can share some of your views, concerns and questions with me.
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Mar 01, 2011
Chairman Lidinsky Testifies to Congress Regarding FY 2012 FMC Budget
The President’s budget for the Federal Maritime Commission provides $26,265,000 for Fiscal Year 2012. This represents an increase of $2,130,000 over the enacted Fiscal Year 2010 appropriation and funds 133 work years of employment.
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Feb 25, 2011
Commissioner Brennan Dissents from Majority Vote to Issue Final Rule Creating Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier Negotiated Rate Arrangements
On July 31, 2008, the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) petitioned the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to exempt non-vessel-operating (NVO) common carriers from the statutory requirement to publish, and adhere to, tariff rates. In response to the intermediaries’ petition, the Commission initiated on its own motion the exemption that the Commission is now considering. The Commission should disapprove the exemption for two reasons.
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Jan 25, 2011
The Honorable Michael A. Khouri's Remarks before the Propeller Club Of the United States in Washington D.C. on January 19, 2011
Thank you Clint and it’s my pleasure to join this group today. I appreciate the invitation to share some thoughts about the Federal Maritime Commission, a brief review of 2010 issues and a look ahead as we begin a new year.
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Dec 01, 2010
Statement of Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye Before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Hutchinson, and members of the Committee, I am honored to appear before you today, renominated by President Obama to be a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission.
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Nov 22, 2010
Remarks of Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. to the Fall Meeting of the Danish Maritime Network in the United States at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark on November 18, 2010
I would like to thank Ambassador Taksoe-Jensen for this opportunity to participate in this important session. The Kingdom of Denmark has been a vital ally and partner for the United States. Our cooperation and friendship takes place on many levels.
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Nov 17, 2010
Comments of Federal Maritime Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye at the Northeast Cargo Symposium in Boston
During the economic downturn, U.S. importers, exporters, and ocean carriers, like every other sector of the global economy, faced the most significant economic challenges of at least a generation. During 2009, U.S. liner exports fell by 14 percent and imports fell by 16 percent. Freight rates plummeted as carriers laid up over 575 vessels worldwide.
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Nov 01, 2010
Comments of Federal Maritime Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye at the Western Cargo Conference (WESCCON)
If the Commission identifies regulatory relief that would not substantially reduce competition or be detrimental to commerce, I believe we may and, that we should, provide this relief.
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Oct 21, 2010
Comments of Federal Maritime Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye American Metal Market Scrap and Scrap Substitutes Conference
As you may know, the Shipping Act of 1984 exempts common carriers from the tariff publication requirements and the service contract filing requirements of the Act when they carry “recycled metal scrap.” However, scrap metal shippers are protected by the Shipping Act’s prohibitions contained in chapter 411 of title 46, United States Code.
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Oct 15, 2010
Comments of Federal Maritime Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye at the 2010 Midwest Specialty Grains Conference and Trade Show
Thank you for inviting me to speak to you today. I was very pleased when Bruce Abbe, Executive Director of the Midwest Shippers Association, asked me to appear here. My remarks reflect my own individual views and are not offered as the official position of the Federal Maritime Commission. During the economic downturn, U.S. importers, exporters, and ocean carriers, like every other sector of the global economy, faced the most significant economic challenges of at least a generation.
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Sep 07, 2010
Winds of Change: Summary of Address on Recent Developments in Maritime Policy and Competition Law
I identified three goals for my tenure on the Commission: First, to use the Commission's regulatory authority to provide economic relief and assist the economic recovery for job growth — both within our ocean transportation industry and among the exporting and importing businesses they serve; Second, to facilitate green efforts and job-creating environmental innovations among our ports, terminals, carriers, and overall supply chain, in a manner consistent with the Commission
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Jun 30, 2010
Commissioner Dye Testifies to Congress Regarding Ocean Vessel Capacity, Shipping Container Availability, and Fact-Finding Investigation Number 26
Statement of Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye Federal Maritime Commission before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation United States House of Representatives
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Jun 30, 2010
Chairman Lidinsky Testifies to Congress Regarding Ocean Vessel Capacity, Shipping Container Availability, and Fact-Finding Investigation Number 26
Statement of Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr., Chairman, Federal Maritime Commission before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, United States House of Representatives
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Jun 23, 2010
International Trade Symposium - Charting New Horizons
Thursday, May 13, 2010 Good morning. My thanks to the Virginia Maritime Association and American Shipper for the opportunity to join this panel discussion. My remarks today reflect my personal views and thoughts and are not offered as the official position of the United States or the Federal Maritime Commission.
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May 13, 2010
Comments of FMC Commissioner Michael A. Khouri at the International Trade Symposium: Charting New Horizons
Good morning. My thanks to the Virginia Maritime Association and American Shipper for the opportunity to join this panel discussion. My remarks today reflect my personal views and thoughts and are not offered as the official position of the United States or the Federal Maritime Commission.
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May 07, 2010
Chairman Lidinsky's Speech Before the Cotton Club
Thank you very much for inviting me here this afternoon to share with you what the Federal Maritime Commission has been doing since I became Chairman last September and to touch on several key issues now on our plate.
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Apr 13, 2010
Comments of FMC Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye at the 2010 NCBFAA Annual Conference
Thank you for inviting me to your Association's 36th Annual Conference. I have enjoyed speaking to your Association a number of times over the past several years, and I was very pleased when Ed asked me to be here today. My remarks today reflect my own individual views and are not offered as the official position of the Federal Maritime Commission.
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Apr 13, 2010
Comments of FMC Commissioner Michael A. Khouri at the 2010 Global Liner Shipping Conference
I am pleased to be with you today and I want to thank Containerization International for the invitation to speak. My remarks today reflect my own individual views and thoughts. They are not offered as the official positions of the United States or the Federal Maritime Commission. This was my first vote at the FMC and I believe the Commission's action will foster competition, provide a benefit to the shipping public, and be good for the economy.
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Mar 17, 2010
Chairman Lidinsky Testifies to Congress Regarding Vessel Capacity Issues and FMC Fact Finding Investigation
Mr. Chairman and members of the Subcommittee, thank you for this opportunity to present my views and answer your questions on behalf of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC or Commission) regarding the difficulties exporters and importers are experiencing due to the lack of available vessel capacity.​
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Mar 03, 2010
Opening Statement of Commissioner Joseph E. Brennan: Hearing of the Federal Maritime Commission on Passenger Vessel Financial Responsibility
I am pleased that the Commission is holding this public hearing. Revising the financial responsibility requirements of passenger vessels has been on the Commission’s agenda for about 16 years. Last September, the Commission discontinued a rulemaking from 2002 because the record had become outdated. Now we are seeking the most current information again. I am especially interested in whether the current $15 million cap is adequate to protect passenger deposits. The Commission has not increase​
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Feb 25, 2010
Chairman Lidinsky Testifies to Congress Regarding FY 2011 FMC Budget
The President’s budget for the Federal Maritime Commission (“the Commission” or “FMC”) provides $25,498,000 for Fiscal Year 2011. This represents an increase of $1,363,000 over our Fiscal Year 2010 appropriation and funds 132 work years of employment.
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Feb 19, 2010
Citing Consumer Protection, Commissioner Brennan Opposes Elimination of NVO Rate Tariff Requirements
At a meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission, Commissioner Joseph E. Brennan, former governor and congressman from Maine, voiced his opposition to a petition that seeks to exempt non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs) from publishing rate tariffs online and adhering to them.
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Oct 27, 2009
Comments of Federal Maritime Commissioner Rebecca Dye National Association of Waterfront Employers
Thank you for inviting me to your Association's dinner. My remarks tonight reflect my own individual views and are not offered as the official position of the Federal Maritime Commission. Marine terminal operators are critical players in determining American success in international trade. Your companies are working with U.S. importers and exporters to develop complete logistics operations which allow American companies to thrive in a fiercely competitive world market.
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Jul 08, 2009
Statement of Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportationas as Nominee for Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission
It is a great honor to appear before you today. I would like to introduce my wife of 37 years, Mary Duston. Our older son Richard III lives in Los Angeles with his wife Tiffany Tuttle and so cannot be here today. Our younger son John cannot be here because he is being tested today for entry into the Navy.
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Apr 21, 2009
Comments of U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner Rebecca Dye at NCBFAA Annual Conference
Thank you for inviting me to your Association's 35th Annual Conference. I have enjoyed speaking to your Association a number of times over the past several years, and I was very pleased when Ed asked me to be here today. My remarks today reflect my own individual views and are not offered as the official position of the Federal Maritime Commission.
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Apr 02, 2009
Comments of U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner Rebecca Dye at Global Liner Shipping Conference
The Global Liner Shipping Conference provides a valuable opportunity to discuss the future of ocean transportation. I am pleased that Containerization International as well as the other sponsors and supporting organizations made this forum possible. My remarks today reflect my own individual views and are not offered as the official position of the United States or the Federal Maritime Commission.
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Feb 13, 2009
Commissioner Brennan Opposes Special Reporting Requirements on Los Angeles and Long Beach
At its meeting of February 11th 2009, the Federal Maritime Commission decided not to seek to enjoin, at this time, the PortCheck Agreement (Agreement No. 201199) entered into by the City of Los Angeles, the City of Long Beach, PortCheck LLC, and the individual marine terminal operators at the two ports.​
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Jan 16, 2009
Commissioner Brennan Dissents from Majority Vote to Deny Expedited Review of Los Angeles/Long Beach Port Fee Services Agreement
In the January 14, 2009 meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission, Commissioner Joseph E. Brennan voted in opposition to a motion denying the Agreement parties' request for expedited review for the Port Fee Services Agreement, FMC Agreement No. 201199.
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Dec 18, 2008
FMC For Fifth Time Votes to Effectively Delay or Block Clean Air Program of Citizens of Los Angeles and Long Beach
By formally requesting more information from the parties, the Commission majority has prevented the LA/Long Beach Port Fee Services Agreement (FMC Agreement No. 201199) from taking effect until 45 days after the Commission receives answers from the parties. That delay prevents the collection of fees to pay for new, cleaner trucks. Commissioner Brennan voted against requesting further information.
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Dec 05, 2008
Commissioner Brennan Favors Expedited Review of Port Services Agreement to Allow Operation of Clean Trucks Program of California Ports
Commissioner Joseph Brennan dissented from the Commission majority's decision to deny expedited review of the Port Services Agreement of Los Angeles and Long Beach (FMC Agreement No. 201199). Commissioner Brennan is concerned that not granting the request for expedited review will lead to the impression that the Federal Maritime Commission is oblivious or indifferent to the felt need and urgency of economic development and cleaning up the air for millions of southern Californians.
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Oct 30, 2008
Commissioner Brennan Dissents from FMC Action Against Clean Trucks Program; Calls Commission Vote a Colossal Mistake
In an October 29th closed-session meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission, Commissioner Joseph E. Brennan voted against a motion to seek a federal injunction to stop the Clean Trucks Program (CTP) of the Port of Los Angeles. Commissioner Brennan considers it a colossal mistake for the Commission to try to block a program of environmental protection and economic expansion that has been endorsed as reasonable and necessary.
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Sep 24, 2008
Commissioner Brennan Votes Against Investigation of Los Angeles/Long Beach Terminal Practices, Citing "Legal Cloud" Over Port Development and Clean Air Plan
Today the Federal Maritime Commission voted to launch an investigation of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Commissioner Joseph E. Brennan voted against the proposal, saying that it was premature and unnecessary.
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Sep 12, 2008
Commissioner Brennan Dissents from Commission Vote to Delay San Pedro Ports Agreement and Clean Trucks Program
Commissioner Joseph E. Brennan of the Federal Maritime Commission voted "no" to a staff recommendation to further delay a comprehensive environmental and economic plan of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach contained in their cooperative working agreement (FMC Agreement No. 201170).
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May 28, 2008
Remarks of the Honorable Harold J. Creel, Jr., Commissioner, Federal Maritime Commission, Before the South Carolina International Trade Conference, Charleston, South Carolina
The topic of port-related air emissions is, of course, attracting attention at ports all across the country. Here in Charleston, for example, the South Carolina State Ports Authority has been working with the state's Department of Health and Environmental Control to: reduce truck idling; retire dirty equipment; and purchase cleaner engines. Most recently, there was the announcement that by this fall all port facilities will be burning cleaner ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel.
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Apr 09, 2008
Comments of Commissioner Rebecca Dye at NITL Spring Policy Forum
I believe the Commission must continue to use its regulatory and exemption authorities to increase competition in international trade. International trade is vital to the American economy and I support using the Commission's authorities to create an environment that fosters an increase in the volume of U.S. exports while decreasing the price of our imports.
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Sep 24, 2007
Comments of Commissioner Rebecca Dye at NCBFAA Government Affairs Conference
Ocean transportation intermediaries are critical players in determining American success in international trade. Your companies are working with U.S. importers and exporters to develop complete logistics operations which allow American companies to thrive in a fiercely competitive world market.
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May 25, 2007
Commissioner Brennan Votes Against Addendum to 2003 Settlement Agreement with Transpacific Stabilization Agreement Member Lines
I vote to reject the proposed addendum to the Settlement Agreement on the basis that the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (“TSA”) has failed to provide sufficient justification for it. Specifically, I base my vote on the following considerations.
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Oct 27, 2006
Scanning the Horizon: Some Observations on the Changing Maritime Scene
It is going to be interesting to see what happens in the European liner trades in 2009 and 2010. But (and if this is a biased perspective - it’s a bias informed by long and diverse experience), it seems to me that OSRA is working well, Congress’s goals are being met, and our major Asian trade partners - including China, Japan and Singapore - support U.S. style expert agency regulation over the soon-to-be-tested European approach. So, I believe that, for the foreseeable future the likely course - and frankly the more prudent one -will be to keep OSRA and use its built-in reform process as needed.​
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Remarks of Chairman Blust at the Plimsoll Club, New Orleans, Oct. 27, 2006
Remarks of Chairman Blust at the Plimsoll Club, New Orleans, Oct. 27, 2006
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Oct 18, 2006
Statement of the Honorable Steven R. Blust, Chairman, Federal Maritime Commission, Before the Antitrust Modernization Commission
I am pleased to discuss with you today the Federal Maritime Commission’s (FMC or Commission) oversight of agreements between and among ocean common carriers and U.S. marine terminal operators under the Shipping Act. I believe that the Shipping Act and its recent modifications are working as they were intended by Congress. To the extent that any future reforms may prove warranted, Congress has provided the FMC with exemption authority that can be, and has been, used for that purpose.
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Oct 11, 2006
Commissioner Brennan Issues Statement to the Antitrust Modernization Commission
On September 20, 2006, the Antitrust Modernization Commission asked the Federal Maritime Commission to identify the benefits and costs of the antitrust immunity in the Shipping Act, to assess the overall commercial impact of that immunity, and to recommend whether the existing immunity should be retained, modified, or repealed.
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Apr 27, 2006
Remarks of Steven R. Blust at the Liner Shipping Forum, Beijing, China April 27, 2006
It now appears that global liner operators may for some time be subject to a dual system, with the continued existence of discussion agreements in U.S./Asia trade, and more limited information exchange procedures in the Asia/Europe trade. Whether or not there will ultimately be some form of convergence in international liner policy is hard to guess -- and I don’t intend to try.
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Mar 01, 2006
Statement of the Honorable Steven R. Blust Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
The President’s budget for the Commission provides for $21,474,000 for fiscal year 2007. This represents an increase of 5.8%, or $1,180,000, over our fiscal year 2006 appropriation. This budget provides for 132 workyears of employment.
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Feb 27, 2006
Remarks of the Honorable Harold J. Creel, Jr., Commissioner, Federal Maritime Commission Before the International Transportation Management Conference in Houston, Texas
I have been asked to address the issues that are of particular interest to me as a government regulator: 1. The status of the Federal Maritime Commission’s efforts to allow non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs)to offer confidential transportation contracts to their shipper customers; and 2. The attempt in Europe to do away with ocean carrier conferences as we know them.
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Feb 08, 2006
Commissioner Brennan dissents and concurs, in part, in Docket No. 98-06, Sea-Land Service Inc. - Possible Violations of Sections10(b)(1), 10(b)(4) and 19(d) of the Shipping Act of 1984 - Order Affirming Initial Decision in Part and Assessing Penalties
On April 24, 1998, the Federal Maritime Commission ("Commission") issued an Order of Investigation and Hearing ("Order") to determine whether Sea-Land Service, Inc. ("Sea-Land" or "Respondent"), a vessel-operating common carrier, violated the Shipping Act of 1984 ("Shipping Act"), 46 U.S.C. app. §§1701-19, by substituting larger containers for smaller ones for certain non-vessel-operating common carriers ("NVOCCs") and charging those NVOCCs rates lower than what should have been charging...
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Nov 30, 2005
Remarks of Steven R. Blust - L.A. Long Beach Propeller Club Luncheon, Novemeber 30, 2005
The terminal industry is facing some major challenges these days. The statistics are staggering: the Port of Los Angeles anticipates a three-fold increase in the number of container units by 2020. Even if you were to deflect even half of the cargo elsewhere, you would still have 1.5 times the amount of cargo that is being handled now.
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May 19, 2005
Chairman Blust's Maritime Day Remarks
The maritime industry has played an important role in shaping our Country. Since the founding of our nation, the men and women who have manned our merchant ships, loaded and unloaded their cargo, and constructed, repaired, and supplied services to the ships have made great contributions and sacrifices to protect and serve our nation.
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May 12, 2005
Remarks of Chariman Blust at Sea Cargo Americas
I have been amazed at both the depth and diversity of the many speakers and panelists involved with this conference. This conference clearly leads the industry in the Latin American and Caribbean trades, and beyond. As you lead the industry, you also have an important role in shaping the future of this sector of the maritime world. Trade among the Americas has a promising future, with a host of new opportunities.
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Mar 21, 2005
Remarks of the Honorable Harold J. Creel, Jr., Commissioner Before the International Transportation Management Conference, Houston, Texas, March 21, 2005
It is an honor and a pleasure to be addressing this distinguished conference. As Barry indicated in his opening remarks, this panel will be addressing the following hot topics in ocean transportation: globalization; deregulation; terrorism; new security requirements; antitrust immunity; and NVOCC confidential contracts.
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Mar 03, 2005
Statement of Chairman Steven R. Blust , Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, United States House of Representatives, March 3, 2005
The President’s budget for the Commission provides for $20,499,000 for fiscal year 2006. This represents an increase of 6%, or $1,158,968, over our fiscal year 2005 appropriation. This budget provides for 133 workyears of employment.
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