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Testimony of Chairman Maffei before Congress: Review of Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request for the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Programs


Statement of Daniel B. Maffei Chairman Federal Maritime Commission On “Review of Fiscal Year 2025 Maritime Transportation Budget Requests, Pt. 1: Maritime Administration and Federal Maritime Commission” Before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure U.S. House of Representatives Good afternoon, Chairman Webster and… Read More »

Statement of Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel on Letter to President Biden on Suggested Relief for Impacted Workers and Companies Due to the Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse


Today, I sent a letter to President Biden thanking him for his quick response to the tragic Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore. During the pandemic, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, commonly referred to as the CARES Act. Section 4112 of that legislation authorized and provided… Read More »

Chairman Maffei Speaks at CONECT Conference in Newport, RI


On April 10, 2024, Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Daniel B. Maffei delivered the luncheon keynote address at the Coalition of New England Companies for Trade’s (CONECT) 28th Annual Trade & Transportation Conference held in Newport, Rhode Island. Chairman Maffei addressed the ongoing, post-COVID-19 issues faced by the international shipping industry… Read More »

Statement by Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel On The Release of the Second Request for Information for the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative


On April 16, 2024, my second Request for Information (RFI) for the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative (MTDI) was published in the Federal Register. This is another important step in my effort to develop a transparent information sharing process that will improve the reliability and predictability of the shipment of international… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Discusses LNG at AAPA Legislative Summit 


Commissioner Louis E. Sola participated on a Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Exports panel at the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Legislative Summit held in Washington, D.C. from March 18-21, 2024. Commissioner Sola highlighted the importance of LNG in reducing carbon emissions, stating, “LNG can reduce carbon emissions by 20-30%… Read More »

Statement By Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel on the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association’s Inaugural Supply Chain & Logistic Summit


Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel travelled to Puerto Rico in February 2024 to provide the keynote speech to the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association at their inaugural Supply Chain and Logistics Summit. In his remarks, Commissioner Bentzel discussed how conditions in the Red Sea and the Panama Canal are impacting shipping and… Read More »