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Commissioner Sola Speaks at LNG Bunkering Summit


Commissioner Louis Sola spoke at the LNG Bunkering Summit 2023 North America, participating on a panel that explored the policy and operational issues related to Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering. The event was held in Miami, FL, on November 14-16, 2023, and focused on supply chain sustainability, LNG bunkering, and… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Attends Event Welcoming Explora 1 to PortMiami


Commissioner Louis E. Sola attended an event held at PortMiami on November 3, 2023, that celebrated the maiden call of the cruise ship Explora 1. During the event, Commissioner Sola met with Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and the two discussed developments at PortMiami, trends in the maritime industry,… Read More »

Letter of Commissioner Sola to President Joe Biden


Federal Maritime Commissioner Louis E. Sola wrote the President on November 7, 2023 regarding policies to incentivize decarbonization. Text of the letter: Dear Mr. President:    The maritime industry is challenged by the lack of policies incentivizing decarbonization. The “Energy Efficiency and Decarbonization Technical Guide” outlines the Maritime Administration’s efforts… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Speaks at Global Commerce Exchange in Miami    


Commissioner Louis E. Sola addressed an audience full of maritime industry association members attending the Global Commerce Exchange at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. The exchange focused on the recent developments of the port of Miami. Commissioner Sola discussed his work at the Federal Maritime Commission, policy issues facing the… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Featured Speaker at the American Maritime Forum


Commissioner Louis E. Sola delivered a compelling presentation at the American Maritime Forum held in Miami, FL on October 24, 2023 advocating for regulations promoting sustainability and green fuels as the combination necessary to achieve timely decarbonization in shipping. The International Maritime Organization has set the goal of achieving at… Read More »

Statement of Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel Following The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) Panel “The Supply Chain Nexus: A Forward-Thinking Conversation with, US DOT, FMC, and STB”


“I thank the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) for providing Surface Transportation Board (STB) Chairman Marty Oberman, Port and Supply Chain Envoy General Steve Lyons (U.S. Army, Retired), and myself the opportunity to participate on a panel at the 2023 NITL Transportation Conference where we had a lively and wide-ranging… Read More »

Maffei 2023 Malcom McLean Award Winner 


Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Daniel Maffei was honored by the Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers as the 2023 Malcom McLean Award winner in recognition of his leadership and work over the past year supporting the intermodal transportation industry. The award was presented by Tom Heimgartner, Chairman of the Executive Board… Read More »

Statement of Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel on the Release of the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative (MTDI) Request for Information (RFI)


“I am pleased to provide supply chain stakeholders and interested members of the public the opportunity to consider and comment on the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative (MTDI) Recommendations and Views Report via the Request for Information (RFI) questions posted on August 16, 2023, which is available on and the… Read More »

Commissioner Rebecca Dye Proposes Reforms to International Ocean Supply Chain Practices: Empty Container Return, Early Return Date, and Container Pickup (Notice of Container Availability) 


Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye is proposing to reform three practices of ocean carriers and marine terminal operators at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and the Port of New York and New Jersey that relate to container returns, earliest return date, and container pickup (notice of availability). This… Read More »

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