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Sep 07, 2016
Shipping Act of 1916 Centennial—Legislation Established Forerunner of FMC
President Woodrow Wilson signed the Shipping Act of 1916 into law on September 7, 1916 creating the U.S. Shipping Board, predecessor of the FMC.
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Aug 18, 2016
Cordero Meets With Great Lakes Constituents in Cleveland
Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero visited Cleveland earlier this week to meet with executives, officials, and mariners involved in Great Lakes related supply chain, port, shipping, and manufacturing endeavors.
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Aug 02, 2016
Cordero Malcom McLean Award Acceptance Speech
Chairman Cordero was honored by the Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers as its 2016 Malcom McLean Award winner. In his remarks, Cordero commented on the legacy of the late Mr. McLean and the need for ports across the Nation to increase terminal productivity and efficiency.
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Jul 20, 2016
Cordero Joins Commemoration of First Neo-Panamax Vessel to Call Miami
Chairman Cordero travelled to southern Florida where he joined Federal, state, and local officials to welcome the first “Neo-Panamax” vessel calling PortMiami.
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Jun 29, 2016
Announcements About Gate Weights Are Encouraging Sign for Smooth VGM Implementation
Cordero noted that in recent days at least four ocean carriers have published customer advisories stating that each will accept weights determined by scales at marine terminals as suitable for the purposes of reporting the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of a container.
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Jun 27, 2016
FMC Chairman Attends Panama Canal Expansion Opening Ceremony
Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero yesterday witnessed the historic opening of the newly expanded Panama Canal as a member of the official United States Delegation.
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Jun 22, 2016
Cordero Says Facilitating Exports a Key Goal of FMC
Cordero addressed the Agriculture Transportation Coalition’s Annual Meeting, where he said achieving congestion mitigation at American ports and reducing obstacles to the efficient flow of export shipments are two important goals of the Federal Maritime Commission.
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Jun 16, 2016
Cordero Urges Ocean Carriers to Accept Obvious Path to VGM Compliance
With the implementation date for new container weighing requirements 14-days away, Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission Mario Cordero said the time has come for ocean carriers to embrace the obvious solution to achieving compliance that Marine Terminal Operators can offer.
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Jun 16, 2016
FMC’s Fourth Annual Port Environmental Initiatives Forum Highlights Cutting Edge of Sustainability
Panelists focused on how cutting edge technologies in port design and management are being envisioned to enhance economic and environmental efficiencies at ports.
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Jun 09, 2016
FMC Chairman Addresses US-China Regulatory & Enforcement Issues at Bilateral Talks in California
Consolidation of shipping lines, realignment of carriers alliances, environmental improvements in the shipping industry, and achieving supply chain efficiencies were all among topics addressed during the U.S.-China Bilateral Maritime Consultations held in Los Angeles last week.
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Jun 03, 2016
Cordero Reaction to WCMTOA & OAKMTOA VGM Announcement
Announcements yesterday regarding procedures for weighing containers and transmitting that information to ocean carriers represents a positive step toward helping shippers meet new reporting standards​
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May 23, 2016
Chairman Mario Cordero Statement on National Maritime Day
Chairman Cordero saluted our Merchant Marine for their dedication to furthering trade and security and noted that our Nation is dependent on oceanborne international trade, and the importance of assure our domestic ports and intermodal networks are sufficient to continue to bring benefits to American consumers and exporters.
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May 12, 2016
Chairman Cordero Says New Alliances Demand Aggressive Oversight
The restructuring of the ocean carrier alliance system, triggered by merger and acquisition activities by shipping companies, is a logical business development, but if not carefully monitored and regulated, could also represent a move toward reduced services for shippers.
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May 04, 2016
Chairman Cordero Applauds USCG Statement on Container Weights
Chairman Cordero made his comments in Oakland, CA, as a panelist during the May 2, 2016 conversation hosted by Women in Logistics (WIL) and the Warehouse Education and Research Council (WERC).
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Apr 27, 2016
Chairman Cordero Meets with Cotton Club Members
Chairman Cordero spoke with Cotton Club members about the role of the agency in maritime, trade, promoting competition, the impact of alliances, and the FMC’s mission.
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Apr 25, 2016
Chairman’s Statement on Earth Day
I am committed to continuing working with industry stakeholders on designing deliberate and responsible steps to cut carbon pollution to slow the effects of climate change.
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Apr 20, 2016
FMC Briefed on Supply Chain Innovation Team Launch and Seeks Comment on Two Rulemakings
Commissioner’s discussed Innovation Team launch, web-based agreement filing and library, and rule updates.​
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Apr 19, 2016
FMC Chairman Seeks Direct Engagement on Container Weight Issue
Chairman Mario Cordero today made the following statement regarding the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Verified Gross Mass (VGM) amendments implementation.
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Apr 15, 2016
Cordero Addresses New England Regional Trade Group
Chairman Mario Cordero delivered a speech in Newport, Rhode Island to the Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT) in which he underscored the Commission’s concern for issues that impact shippers’ supply chains, but said the FMC cannot act with the benefit of facts and evidence of harm.​
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Mar 23, 2016
Chairman Cordero Speaks to California Maritime Academy During its Women on the Water and Pearls of Power Event
Chairman Cordero spoke about the need to increase the number of women and minorities in the American maritime industry and the strides the FMC has made in realizing that goal for itself.
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Mar 21, 2016
Chairman Cordero Speaks to American Society of Civil Engineers Regarding Sustainability and Ports
Chairman Cordero discusses infrastructure, the Commission’s support of ASCE’s work, and funding opportunities available to better the physical condition of America’s maritime gateways.
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Mar 15, 2016
Chairman Cordero Testifies to Congress Regarding FY 2017 FMC Budget
Chairman Cordero discusses the FMC’s previous accomplishments and planned activities for FY 2016 and 2017 in support of regulatory mission.
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Mar 08, 2016
Chairman Cordero Testifies to Congress Regarding The State of the U.S. Maritime Industry: The Federal Role
The Chairman testified before the Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security Subcommittee
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Mar 07, 2016
Federal Maritime Commission Participates in White House Roundtable on 21st Century Ports
Government leaders, representatives from the shipping, supply chain and retail sectors discussed role of U.S. ports in robust national freight system.
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Dec 08, 2015
FMC Recognized as 2015 Most Improved Small Agency
FMC receives 2015 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government award for Most Improved Small Federal Agency
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Nov 19, 2015
Chairman Mario Cordero Speaks at National Industrial Transportation League (NITL)
Chairman Cordero speaks at NITL. Emphasizes need for PierPass transparency, industry input on demurrage, and increased funding for FMC.
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Nov 02, 2015
Chairman Cordero’s Remarks at NAWE October 26, 2015
On October 26, 2015, Chairman Mario Cordero delivered a speech to the National Waterfront Employers Association, focusing on the FMC’s role in the reduction of congestion, the anticipated doubling of Asian imports over the next 10 years, and the importance of addressing stakeholder-reported inefficiencies with PierPass.
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Oct 23, 2015
Chairman’s Earth Day Award Nominations Discontinued
Effective Feb. 10, 2016, the FMC Chairman’s Earth Day Award has been discontinued.
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Oct 13, 2015
Chairman’s Statement on Mediation Week
The FMC provides free and confidential mediation services to help regulated entities and the shipping public resolve shipping disputes.
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Oct 08, 2015
Mario Cordero Reconfirmed as Commissioner
Today, Mario Cordero was reconfirmed as a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission
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Sep 25, 2015
Chairman Cordero Participates in U.S.-Japan Maritime Discussions
In conjunction with the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD), Chairman Cordero led the FMC delegation at the U.S.-Japan Maritime Bilateral Meeting, the U.S.-Japan International Shipping Forum, and an industry meeting with the Japanese Shipowners' Association held in Tokyo, Japan, September 25, 2015.​
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Results: 32 Article(s) Found.