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.