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Oct 07, 2015
Commissioner William P. Doyle’s Statement on the Disappearance of the TOTE ship EL FARO
I would like to extend my deepest condolences to my brothers and sisters of the Seafarers International Union and the American Maritime Officers Union, on the recent disappearance at sea of the vessel EL FARO. I am praying for the safe rescue of any survivors, as well as for those who have passed.
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Jul 09, 2015
Commissioner Doyle’s Prepared Remarks to the Association of Transportation Law Professionals
Commissioner William P. Doyle provided the following prepared remarks to the 86th Annual Meeting of Association of Transportation Law Professionals. The Commissioner moderated a panel on Port Congestion styled Causes, Effects and Legal Implications: A discussion of recent instances of port congestion, its causes and effects, and legal issues of interest to those advising stakeholders
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Jul 02, 2015
Commissioner Doyle speaks to members of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition regarding port congestion
Commissioner Doyle spoke to the annual meeting of AgTC; tells agricultural exporters that fighting port congestion is his top priority.
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Jun 26, 2015
Commissioner William P. Doyle’s Statement in Support of United Arab Shipping Company’s Petition for Exemption from the FMC’s Controlled Carrier Rules
Commissioner Doyle spoke at the June 24, 2015, Federal Maritime Commission meeting in support of UASC’s petition and separately on recent actions by UASC. The petition was unanimously approved by the Commission.​
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Jun 10, 2015
Natural gas as a fuel for ships and shore-side operations: Commissioner Doyle hosts roundtable discussion with industry and government officials
Commissioner Doyle held a roundtable discussion with the Natural Gas Supply Association and representatives from the public and private sectors on natural gas as a marine fuel and for use in shore-side operations such as drayage trucks and cargo handling equipment.
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May 29, 2015
Commissioner Doyle Sworn In for Another Term as Federal Maritime Commissioner
Surrounded by family and friends, Commissioner Doyle was ceremonially sworn in on May 27, 2015 in York, PA. Congressman Scott G. Perry administered the oath of office.
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May 22, 2015
Commissioner Doyle Observes Maritime Day 2015
Commissioner Doyle attended the 2015 National Maritime Day ceremony in Washington, DC to honor our U.S. mariners of the past and present and our vital maritime industry.
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May 04, 2015
Commissioner William P. Doyle Report from Athens, Greece
In mid-April 2015, I participated in the European Maritime Law Organization (EMLO) spring seminar in Athens, Greece. I also had the opportunity to meet several public and private international maritime stakeholders while in Athens. Below is a summary of the groups with whom I met:
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Apr 17, 2015
Commissioner William P. Doyle’s remarks to the European Maritime Law Organization (EMLO) Spring Seminar
Commissioner Doyle shared with EMLO seminar participants in Athens, Greece his views on various international shipping matters under consideration by the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission.
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Apr 15, 2015
Commissioner Doyle votes in favor of the Pacific Ports Operational Improvements Agreement
I support cooperative efforts aimed at making port operations more efficient and reliable. Addressing port congestion has been one of the Commission’s top priorities and this Agreement is major step to having key parties cooperating and working together towards a common goal of increasing the flow of goods throughout the West Coast.
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Apr 13, 2015
Commissioner William P. Doyle votes to publically release FMC report on Rules, Rates, and Practices relating to Detention, Demurrage, and Free Time.
Commissioner Doyle voted in favor of publically releasing the FMC report on detention, demurrage and free time. I look forward to hearing from stakeholders with respect to their ideas for next steps now that this report has been made public.
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Mar 25, 2015
William P. Doyle Confirmed as FMC Commissioner
On March 23, 2015, the U.S. Senate confirmed Commissioner Doyle for a second term as a Federal Maritime Commissioner.
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Mar 24, 2015
U.S. Senate Confirms Federal Maritime Commissioner William P. Doyle to Another Term
The U.S. Senate unanimously votes on William P. Doyle’s nomination. Commissioner Doyle said, “I would like to thank President Obama for his confidence in me, and I would also like to thank the U.S. Senate for taking up my nomination today. I will continue the important work ahead of us at the Federal Maritime Commission.”
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Dec 31, 2014
Commissioner William P. Doyle’ votes on Hanjin/UASC/CMA CGM/CSCL Agreement
I am voting to take no further action on the Hanjin/UASC/CMA CGM/CSL Vessel Sharing and Slot Charter Agreement.The Agreement contains no limitations on the parties' ability to introduce additional capacity or provide transportation on other vessels in the trade. At this time it appears that the Agreement is not likely, through a reduction in competition, to result in an unreasonable decrease in transportation service or an unreasonable increase in transportation costs.
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Dec 08, 2014
Commissioner William P. Doyle Votes on CKYHE
I am in favor of not taking any further action to delay the implementation of the agreement popularly known as CKYHE. While the CKYHE Parties will be collaborating operationally, these carriers will continue to compete with each other on pricing and cost. That is, shippers will continue to negotiate with each carrier individually. With regard to transportation service, each carrier will have available more service offerings and overall capacity will increase.
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Nov 19, 2014
Commissioner Doyle votes in favor of requesting additional information from the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) parties
Commissioner William P. Doyle voted in favor of requesting additional information from the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) parties on their proposed amendment to permanently include the westbound trans-Pacific trade as part of the TSA. Commissioner Doyle also addressed the separate issue of port congestion.
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Nov 13, 2014
Commissioner Doyle briefs Commission on Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Port Congestion Forum
Commissioner William P. Doyle briefed the Federal Maritime Commission regarding the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Port Congestion Forum held in Baltimore in October. As identified at this forum, the key issues related to port congestion include, but are not limited to, chassis shortage and dislocation, long truck turn times, larger vessels discharging cargo and vessel bunching. The Commission has held four forums on the topic of port congestion.
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Nov 13, 2014
Commissioner William P. Doyle gives remarks before the World Trade Association of Philadelphia
On November 7, 2014, Commissioner Doyle spoke to the World Trade Association of Philadelphia. Topics included a review of FMC activity on vessel alliances, port alliances, and port congestion.
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Oct 09, 2014
Commissioner Doyle Votes on Maersk/MSC (2M) Vessel Sharing Agreement
I am in favor of not taking any further action to delay the implementation of this vessel sharing agreement, popularly known as 2M. Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company answered all my questions over the past forty-five days. The Commission will implement its typical monitoring program. The Commission’s monitoring program should be reevaluated to fully ensure that all Alliances play by the rules. I am committed to ensuring that this happens.
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Results: 21 Article(s) Found.