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Commissioner Sola Visits Houston for Panel Discussion and Meetings with Local Maritime Leaders

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Commissioner Louis Sola recently visited Houston, participating in events and meetings with local maritime and trade executives where the current state of the industry, infrastructure required to support shipping, and the gateway’s future were among the topics of discussion. The visit centered on Commissioner Sola’s participation on the “State of… Read More »

Commissioner Louis E. Sola Statement on Expanded Supply Chain Investigation

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Earlier this year, the FMC voted unanimously to finalize the interpretive rule addressing detention and demurrage charges in the hopes of improving the situation on the ground and improving the supply chain.  Unfortunately, months later, we find ourselves facing significant congestion at our Nation’s largest seaports and allegations that parties… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Meets with Port Everglades Leadership to Discuss Passenger & Cargo Construction Projects

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Commissioner Louis Sola continued his examination of COVID-19 impacts to the southern Florida economy and the region’s cruise industry infrastructure when he met with the senior leadership of Port Everglades Monday. Jonathan Daniels, Chief Executive and Port Director, and Glenn Wiltshire, Deputy Director, hosted Commissioner Sola for a facility tour… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Reviews PortMiami Cruise Related Infrastructure Improvement Projects

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Commissioner Louis Sola conducted a site visit of PortMiami to examine how ongoing capital improvement projects that support the cruise industry are being affected by the COVID-19 linked interruption to vessel operations. The visit took place Tuesday at the recently completed Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) Terminal where Commissioner Sola was… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Issues Report Examining Economic Impacts of Cancelled Cruise Season to Northwestern States

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The latest Fact Finding 30 Interim Report issued by Commissioner Louis Sola chronicles the significant economic impact the canceled 2020 cruise season is having on Alaskan citizens and tourism related businesses.  The report concludes that when considered on a per capita basis, there may not be another state in the… Read More »

Fact Finding 30 Interim Report Highlights Economic Impacts to Florida From Paused Cruise Operations

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The economic impacts of COVID-19 have not been limited to passenger cruise lines, but have extended to port authorities and cities throughout Florida with cancelled sailings resulting in loss of revenue to public ports, government at all levels, and private companies that do business with cruise lines. These conclusions are… Read More »

Opening Remarks of Commissioner Sola, September, Meeting with Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf

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Good morning, I am Commissioner Louis Sola. Secretary Wolf – Congratulations on your recent, and well-deserved nomination and thank you for being with us today, it’s a pleasure.  As you know, the Federal Maritime Commission and Department of Homeland Security work together daily around the country as partner government agencies… Read More »