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Statement by Commissioners Bentzel and Vekich on Amending Statutes Governing Review of VOCC and MTO Agreements 

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Commissioners Carl W. Bentzel and Max M. Vekich wrote key Members of Congress to urge changing the law in a way that would allow the Federal Maritime Commission to prohibit filed agreements from automatically going into effect. “Congress provided the Commission with important additional authorities in the Ocean Shipping Reform… Read More »

Statement by Commissioners Bentzel and Sola Following Meetings with Gulf Coast Region

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Commissioners Carl Bentzel and Louis Sola traveled to the Southeastern United States in November for meetings with port officials and industry representatives in New Orleans, Mobile, and Gulfport. The purpose of the trip was to evaluate the region’s inland distribution network and to review alternate port options for international container… Read More »

Statement of Commissioner Carl Bentzel on Coalition for Reimagined Mobility Report: Solving the Global Supply Chain Crisis with Data Sharing 

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“I was recently briefed by executives of the Coalition for Reimagined Mobility about a report issued earlier this summer entitled ‘Solving the Global Supply Chain Crisis with Data Sharing‘. The findings they shared with me represent encouraging paths for action to address emissions related to ocean shipping,” said Commissioner Bentzel…. Read More »

Statement by Commissioner Bentzel On Harmonizing the Uniform Intermodal Interchange & Facilities Access Agreement (UIIA) with the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA) of 2022

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Last week, I sent a letter to the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) leadership urging harmonization of the Uniform Intermodal Interchange & Facilities Access Agreement (UIIA) contract with relevant provisions of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA). The UIIA is an incredibly important contract governing rules for… Read More »

Statement by Commissioner Bentzel On Surface Transportation Board Testimony On Kansas City Southern and Canadian Pacific Merger

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Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel testified before the Surface Transportation Board (STB) Tuesday on possible supply chain impacts of the proposed Kansas City Southern (KCS) and Canadian Pacific (CP) merger. “I respectfully urge the Surface Transportation Board to disapprove the consolidation of the railroad systems of the CP and the KCS… Read More »

Statement of Commissioners Max M. Vekich and Carl W. Bentzel regarding the NPRM on the Definition of Unreasonable Refusal to Deal with Respect to Vessel Space Accommodation

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This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking provides an important first step in elaborating on how the Federal Maritime Commission will assess what constitutes an unreasonable refusal to deal or negotiate with respect to vessel space accommodation.  While the proposed rule establishes parameters for consideration, there may be additional steps that would… Read More »

Statements of  Commissioners Bentzel, Sola, and Vekich regarding Comments Submitted to the Surface Transportation Board on the Proposed Consolidation of the Railroad Systems of Canadian Pacific Railway and the Kansas City Southern Railway

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Federal Maritime Commissioners Carl W. Bentzel, Louis E. Sola, and Max M. Vekich, in their capacity as individual Commissioners, submitted comments Wednesday to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) objecting to the proposed consolidation of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Ltd. (CP) and the Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS). The three Commissioners urged… Read More »

Statement by Commissioners Carl W. Bentzel and Max Vekich on FMC’s approval of the $2 million Settlement Agreement with Hapag-Lloyd

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Commissioners Carl W. Bentzel and Max Vekich commend the Commission’s Bureau of Enforcement for its work in reaching a $2 million settlement agreement with Hapag-Lloyd with regards to unreasonable assessment of detention and demurrage charges.  The Commission must continue its work to address unjust and unreasonable practices for the benefit… Read More »