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Chairman Daniel B. Maffei Visits West Coast Ports

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Last week, Chairman Daniel B. Maffei, accompanied by the Director of Bureau of Trade Analysis, Kristen Monaco, visited Los Angeles and Long Beach to tour facilities and meet with supply chain participants. As a part of his visit, he participated in the California Supply Chain Success Initiative Summit held at… Read More »

Chairman Maffei Addresses NCBFAA Conference

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Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Daniel B. Maffei addressed the NCBFAA annual Government Affairs Conference, discussing conditions in the trade, Commission actions and initiatives in response to events of the past year, and possible priorities for the agency moving forward. The remarks were delivered in person on Monday, September 20, in… Read More »

Commissioner Bentzel hosts two roundtables in California, meets with Supply Chain Stakeholders and Federal and State Officials

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In early September, Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel met with California-based shippers and supply chain stakeholders, in addition to convening two roundtables on supply chain issues, to explore opportunities for greater efficiencies. The roundtables were convened at the Port of Oakland, and at the Port of Long Beach, which also jointly… Read More »

Statement by Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel on Commission Vote on Demurrage and Detention and Notice of Proposed Rule Making

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Last week, the Commission voted to potentially consider further industry guidance on reasonable practices governing the issuance of demurrage and detention charges. Specifically, FMC staff was charged with the development of an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) that would seek industry views on whether the Commission should require common… Read More »

Statement by Commissioner Carl Bentzel on Concerns About the Availability of Ocean Shipping to the Chemical Supply Chain and Related Impacts on the U.S. Manufacturing Base

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During a recent meeting with chemical distributors, Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel heard concerns about systemic reductions for hazardous materials transportation via ocean. Specifically, distributors source chemical products from manufacturers overseas and sell them to diverse customers in the United States across all industries that use these chemicals to produce a… Read More »

FMC Commissioner Carl Bentzel Convenes Port Operation and Supply Chain Transparency Roundtables in California

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During the week of August 30, Federal Maritime Commission Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel is convening a series of roundtable discussions in Northern and Southern California with Congressman Alan Lowenthal, industry leaders, shippers and the State of California. The discussions will focus on the myriad of supply chain challenges such as… Read More »

Letter of Commissioner Sola to President Joe Biden

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Commissioner Louis E. Sola wrote to President Joe Biden on August 9, 2021 regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations and cruise travel. The text of the letter is below. Dear President Biden: Thank you for your leadership in battling the COVID-19 pandemic, which is the health scourge of our lifetime. Your tireless efforts… Read More »