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Commissioner Bentzel Interviewed on CNBC


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:

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


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 »

Statement by Commissioner Bentzel on the Supplemental Order to Fact Finding 29 (International Ocean Transportation Supply Chain Engagement)


I strongly support the issuance of the supplemental order to Fact Finding Investigation 29 (FF29) that builds on the important work my colleague Commissioner Rebecca Dye started over a year ago.  Separately, I have been reviewing issues related to the on-going congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long… Read More »

Commissioner Bentzel Briefs the Commerce Department’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness on Viability of Inland Waterway Shipments Connecting to International Markets


On Thursday, October 22nd, Commissioner Carl Bentzel briefed the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (ACSCC) on the viability of building a robust inland waterway network based on the European inland waterway model.  A U.S. inland waterway network that utilizes existing freight capacity could eventually connect… Read More »

Commissioner Bentzel Tours South Atlantic Ports; Hears From Regional Port Leadership, Maritime Companies, and Shippers


Commissioner Bentzel, and his Counsel John Young, visited four ports in five days over the period of September 21-25th, completing a South Atlantic port tour that also included meetings with various maritime and shipping companies in Wilmington, Charleston, Savannah, and Jacksonville (JAXPORT). The purpose of the visits was to better… Read More »