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Aug 09, 2013
2013 Update - Study of U.S. Inland Containerized Cargo Moving Through Canadian and Mexican Seaports: One Year Later
Just over one year from the submission of the Commission’s Study of U.S. Inland Containerized Cargo Moving Through Canadian and Mexican Seaports, the Office of Commissioner Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. would like to update the maritime industry, regulated parties, and consuming public, regarding this very important issue.
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Apr 18, 2013
FMC Announces 2013 Chairman’s Earth Day Awards
Commissioner Richard A. Lidinsky Jr., has announced the 2013 Federal Maritime Commission’s Chairman’s Earth Day Awards recipients. This award was instituted by then-Chairman Lidinsky in 2010 to recognize outstanding environmental contributions of parties in the international waterborne commerce of the United States, which the FMC regulates.
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Apr 02, 2013
Mario Cordero to Serve as Chairman
President Barack Obama has designated Mario Cordero as the Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission.​
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Mar 30, 2013
Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. Resigns
President Obama will name Mario Cordero to be the next Federal Maritime Commission Chairman.
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Jul 27, 2012
Study of U.S. Inland Containerized Cargo Moving Through Canadian and Mexican Seaports Released
The FMC today released a Study of U.S. Inland Containerized Cargo Moving Through Canadian and Mexican Seaports. The Study was prompted by requests from Members of Congress to study the impacts and the extent to which the U.S. Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT), other U.S. policies and other factors may incentivize U.S.-bound container cargo to shift from U.S. seaports to those located in Canada and Mexico.​
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Jul 17, 2012
Chairman Lidinsky Applauds New USDA Container Availability Report and Urges Full Shipper Participation
The first United States Department of Agricultural (USDA) Ocean Shipping Container Availability Report (OSCAR) was released last week. The report provides shippers, particularly those in the agriculture sector, with the participating carriers’ estimates of equipment availability for the current week, and projected weekly container availability for the subsequent two weeks.
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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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May 10, 2012
Statement of Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr, Chairman, Federal Maritime Commission Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate
Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Hutchison, and members of the Committee, my name is Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. It is a great honor to appear before you today, and to have been renominated by the President to continue to lead the Federal Maritime Commission. I would like to introduce my wife of 40 years, Mary Duston, and thank her for the partnership and support that allow me to be here today.
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May 02, 2012
Nike Receives FMC Chairman’s Earth Day Award
Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. today announced that Nike, Inc. has received the Chairman’s Earth Day Award for outstanding shipper leadership and innovation in sustainable ocean transport practices. This is the third annual award given by the FMC Chairman for the ocean shipping industry’s top leaders on environmental issues.
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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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Mar 07, 2012
Chairman Lidinsky Testifies to Congress Regarding FY 2013 FMC Budget
The President’s budget for the Federal Maritime Commission provides $26,000,000 for Fiscal Year 2013. This represents an increase of $1,900,000 over the enacted Fiscal Year 2012 appropriation and funds 131.6 full-time equivalent employees. It is $265,000 less than requested in the President’s budget for Fiscal Year 2012.
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Dec 29, 2011
Statement of Chairman Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. Regarding Consolidated Chassis Management Pool Agreement Amendment
I support Commission Staff’s recommendation and vote at this time to take no action to prevent the Amendment from becoming effective under the Shipping Act, while instructing Staff to monitor the implementation of the amended agreement through reporting requirements pursuant to the Commission’s authority set forth in 46 C.F.R. § 535.702(d).
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Nov 07, 2011
Chairman Lidinsky Concludes European Consultations and Maritime Law Conference
Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. returned last week from a series of consultations with maritime and competition regulatory counterparts in Brussels and London, and an address to the 17th Annual Conference of the European Maritime Law Organisation.
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Oct 21, 2011
Shanghai Shipping Exchange Delegation Visits FMC
Last week, the Federal Maritime Commission was pleased to host a delegation from the Shanghai Shipping Exchange (SSE). During the visit, Commissioners and Staff held meetings with SSE President Zhang Ye, Vice President Wang Dongjiang, Deputy Director Zhang Huaping, Manager Liu Yue, and Secretary Wang Jiabin.
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Oct 17, 2011
Compromise Agreements Recover $477,500 in Penalties
Eight compromise agreements recovered a total of $477,500 in civil penalties for alleged violations of the Shipping Act. The agreements were reached with ten non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs) and related companies providing ocean transportation services. The agreed penalties resulted from investigations conducted by the Commission’s Area Representatives in Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, South Florida, and Washington, D.C. Staff attorneys with the Commission’s Bureau of Enforcement negotiated the compromise agreements. The parties settled and agreed to penalties, but did not admit to violations of the Act or the Commission’s regulations.
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Oct 11, 2011
Joint Shanghai Shipping Exchange, FMC Press Conference on October 13, 2011
A joint press conference will be hosted with Shanghai Shipping Exchange President Zhang Ye and FMC Chairman Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. on Thursday, October 13, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. President Zhang and Chairman Lidinsky will deliver brief remarks and then answer questions on the visit to Washington this week by a delegation from the Shanghai Shipping Exchange, and on related issues that concern the Exchange or the Commission.
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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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Apr 21, 2011
Maersk Line Receives FMC Chairman’s Earth Day Award
Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. today announced that Maersk Line has received the Chairman’s Earth Day Award for innovation and environmental leadership in vessel operation, vessel design, and efforts to increase carbon emissions transparency. This is the second annual award given by the FMC Chairman for the ocean shipping industry’s top leaders on environmental issues. Last year’s recipient was the Port of Los Angeles for the air quality improvements from its Clean​
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Mar 30, 2011
Chairman Lidinsky Calls for Reasoned, Science-Based Response to the Nuclear Incident in Fukushima, Japan
Speaking to the Washington Freight Transportation Policy Forum hosted by the National Industrial Transportation League, Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. called for care, caution, and rational analysis when members of the international shipping community are responding to the crisis at the nuclear facility in Fukushima, Japan.
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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 28, 2011
Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Inspects Panama Canal Expansion Project
Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. returned earlier this month from an inspection tour of the 2014 Panama Canal Expansion project.
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Jan 04, 2011
2010 Review and 50th Anniversary Outlook from Chairman Lidinsky
The Federal Maritime Commission expects a busy 2011 focused on protecting consumers and strengthening the supply chain to support more U.S. exports, stated Chairman Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. “We plan to stay at full steam ahead as we embark on our 50th year,” said Chairman Lidinsky.
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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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Oct 22, 2010
Chairman Lidinsky Addresses European Maritime Law Organization In Dublin, Ireland
Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. today addressed the 16th Annual Conference of the European Maritime Law Organization (EMLO) in Dublin, Ireland. The theme of this year’s conference was European competition law, transport policy, and climate action.
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Sep 29, 2010
Upgrade of Commission’s Website Operating Platform
On Thursday, September 30th, you may notice some changes to the Commission’s website. That’s because the Commission is transitioning to an upgraded website operating platform, the first of two major phases in the Commission’s website upgrade and redesign process. These upgrades will provide more transparency and public access and input for the Commission’s activities, information, and services.
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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
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 16, 2010
FMC's 50th Anniversary
On August 12, 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order that established the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) as an independent agency. Under the order, called Reorganization Plan No. 7, the shipping laws of the U.S. were separated into two categories: regulatory and promotional. The newly created FMC was charged with the administration of the regulatory provisions of the shipping laws.
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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 21, 2010
Port of Los Angeles Receives FMC Chairman's Inaugural Earth Day Award
Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. today announced that the Port of Los Angeles is receiving the Chairman's Earth Day Award for innovation and environmental leadership in developing and implementing its Clean Truck Program. This is the first annual award given by the FMC Chairman for the nation's top leaders on environmental issues in the ocean shipping industry.
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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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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 01, 2010
FMC Reorganization
Chairman Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr., has announced a reorganization of the Federal Maritime Commission that became effective January 31, 2010. The new organization establishes a Managing Director to ensure that the Commission's major offices are cohesively directed toward achieving fair and efficient ocean transportation that helps improve the nation's economy. The reorganization also gives heightened priority to the role of the Commission's Office of Consumer Affairs & Dispute Resolution Services​
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Oct 23, 2009
Swearing-In and Reception Held for Chairman Lidinsky
On October 14th, Speaker of the United States House of Representative, Nancy Pelosi swore in Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. as the Federal Maritime Commission's 18th Chairman. President Barack Obama had designated then-Commissioner Lidinsky as Chairman on September 11th.
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Sep 14, 2009
Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. to Serve as Chairman
The Federal Maritime Commission announces today that President Barack Obama has designated Richard A. Lidinsky Jr., as the Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission. Chairman Lidinsky joined the Commission on July 31, 2009, having been nominated by President Obama on June 18, 2009, and confirmed by the Senate, thereafter, to a term with the Commission expiring June 30, 2012.
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Aug 07, 2009
Commissioner Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr. Joins the Commission
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced today that Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr., of Baltimore, MD, has been sworn in as a Commissioner for a term to expire on June 30, 2012. Commissioner Lidinsky was nominated by President Barack Obama on June 18, 2009, and confirmed by the Senate on July 24, 2009.​
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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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Results: 38 Article(s) Found.