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Commissioner Sola Meets with Mayor Sandy Stimpson in Mobile, Alabama

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Commissioner Louis E. Sola visited Mobile, Alabama, in late January where he met with Mayor Sandy Stimpson to discuss the port’s growth in Mobile. The Port of Mobile has a significant positive impact on the local community, as it serves as a catalyst for economic growth, employment opportunities, and the… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Attends Cruise Forward Summit to Talk About Zero Emission Efforts in the Maritime Industry

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Commissioner Louis E. Sola participated on a panel at the Cruise Forward Summit that addressed “Pathways to Net Zero Emissions by 2050” for maritime transport. The Cruise Lines International Association organized the summit held in Miami, FL from November 29, 2023 through December 1, 2023. Commissioner Sola highlighted regulatory issues… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Speaks at LNG Bunkering Summit

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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

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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

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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    

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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

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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 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 »

Commissioner Sola Meets with Senior Leadership of MSC and CMA to Discuss Environmental Issues

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Commissioner Louis Sola met with senior executives of containership operators Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and CMA CGM in their respective headquarters during a European trip earlier this month to learn how these companies are working to address ocean shipping’s environmental impact. Captain Gianluigi Aponte (Founder and Chairman of MSC Group)… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Guest Commentary Appears in USCG Publication

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An article written by Commissioner Louis Sola was featured in the Summer 2022 edition of the Cruise Ship Round Turn, a publication of the Coast Guard’s Cruise Ship National Center of Expertise.  In the commentary, Commissioner Sola highlights the criticality of partnerships, cooperation, and a commitment to risk mitigation were key… Read More »