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Commissioner Bentzel Interviewed on CNBC

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Commissioner Carl Bentzel appeared on the CNBC show “The Exchange” where he spoke with host Brian Sullivan on the topic of “Why shipping container costs are soaring”. The segment aired on February 10, 2021 and a video of the interview can be viewed at: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2021/02/10/why-shipping-container-costs-are-soaring.html

Statement of Chairman Michael A. Khouri: Letter to the Editor, Lloyd’s List

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Chairman Michael A. Khouri released the below Letter to the Editor (paywall), submitted to Lloyd’s List earlier this month.  In his correspondence, Chairman Khouri answers an Opinion piece suggesting that regulatory agencies are an impediment to addressing the issue of misdeclared hazardous cargoes.  The Chairman stated the shared concern the Federal… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Statement on Canada’s Recent Decision to Bar All Cruise Vessels From Their Waters Until February 2022

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Last September, as the Fact Finding Officer examining the COVID-19 Impact on the Cruise Industry, I released Interim Report: Economic Impact of COVID-19 on the Cruise Industry in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon.   My report found that perhaps more than any other state in the Nation, the cessation of cruise operations… Read More »

Commissioner Bentzel Statement: The Health of Our Maritime Industry Will Lead Our Economy Back

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The year 2020 illustrated our nation’s reliance on maritime transportation and international trade. Our society has adopted necessary, but dramatic, changes in how we work, travel, and go to school. The transportation sector has not been without impact. Aviation is down close to 50%, and the cruise industry has been… Read More »

Fact Finding 29: Advice to the Trade

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Commissioner Rebecca Dye is advising that shippers and truckers may contact the Federal Maritime Commission’s Bureau of Enforcement (BoE) with allegations of ocean carriers and marine terminal operators employing practices or regulations in violation of 46 USC 41102(c) involving non-compliance with the Final Rule published earlier this year by the… Read More »