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President Obama Announces Intent to Nominate FMC Commissioners

September 20, 2010

NR 10-21

Contact: Karen V. Gregory, Secretary (202-523-5725)

On Friday, September 17, 2010, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye for another term as Federal Maritime Commissioner, and announced his intent to nominate Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioner Mario Cordero for Federal Maritime Commissioner.

Chairman Lidinsky said, "I welcome the President's nominations of both of these impressive individuals. Commissioner Dye has made invaluable contributions to the Commission during her tenure here, most recently as Fact Finding Officer for the Commission's investigation into vessel capacity and equipment availability for U.S. exporters and importers. And, Long Beach Port Commissioner Cordero has been a leader in the Port's innovative Green Port Policy and Clean Air Action Plan. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Commissioner Dye and to working closely with Long Beach Port Commissioner Cordero during this busy time at the FMC."

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is the independent federal agency responsible for regulating the nation's international ocean transportation for the benefit of exporters, importers, and the American consumer. The FMC's mission is to foster a fair, efficient, and reliable international ocean transportation system while protecting the public from unfair and deceptive practices.