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2014 Public Port Forums

The Federal Maritime Commissioners held informational public forums around the country in 2014. Each forum discussed key issues with local stakeholders. The goal of these forums was to facilitate discussion among port representatives, industry stakeholders and other interested parties concerning ways to address the challenges facing US ports.

This page will be updated with additional information as it becomes available.

Summary of Port Forums

Date Location Status
11/3/2014 New Orleans, LA Event Completed, transcript and comments below
10/30/2014 North Charleston, SC Event Completed, transcript and comments below
10/1/2014 Baltimore, MD Event Completed, transcript and comments below
9/15/2014 San Pedro, CA Event Completed, transcript and comments below

Report from Port Forum Discussions

U.S. Port Congestion & Related International Supply Chain Issues: Causes, Consequences & Challenges

Completed Forums

Gulf Coast Port Forum

When:
Monday, November 3, 2014, 8:15 am – 5:00 pm
Registration: 8:15 am – 9:00 am
Morning Session: 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
Lunch Break: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Afternoon Session: 2:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Where:
Port of New Orleans’ Headquarters Building Auditorium
1350 Port of New Orleans Place
New Orleans, LA 70130

Hosted by:
Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye

Agenda

Gulf Coast Port Forum Agenda – Updated 10/30/2014

Alert

Gulf Coast Port Forum Alert

Public Comments Submitted

Public Comments Submitted for the Gulf Coast Port Forum

Transcript

Transcript for the Gulf Coast Port Forum 

South Atlantic Ports Forum

When:
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 8:30am – 5:00 pm

Morning Session: 9:00 am – 12:15 pm
Lunch Break: 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Where:
Charleston Area Convention Center
5000 Coliseum Drive
North Charleston, SC 29418
Meeting Room 12-13

Hosted by:
Commissioner Michael A. Khouri

Agenda

South Atlantic Port Forum Agenda

Detailed Port Forum Agenda

Alert

South Atlantic Ports Forum Alert

Public Comments Submitted

Public Comments Submitted for the South Atlantic Port Forum

Transcript

Summary of Port Authority Executives Panel Discussion

Transcript for the South Atlantic Port Forum

Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Port Forum

When:
Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 9:30 am to 6:00pm

Where:
World Trade Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
401 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Hosted by:
Commissioner William P. Doyle and Commissioner Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr.

Agenda

Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Port Forum Agenda

Alert

Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Port Forum Alert

Public Comments

Public Comments Submitted for the Mid-Atlantic Port Forum

Transcript

Transcript for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Port Forum

West Coast Port Forum

When:
Monday, September 15, 2014, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Where:
Port of Los Angeles Administration Building,
425 S. Palos Verdes Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

Moderated by:
Chairman Mario Cordero

Agenda

West Coast Public Forum Agenda

Alert

West Coast Port Forum Alert

Public Comments Submitted

Public Comments Submitted for the West Coast Port Forum

Transcript

Transcript for the West Coast Port Forum