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Remarks of Commissioner Sola at Port of Galveston


Good Afternoon, Buenas Tardes! Albert Shannon, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Port of Galveston Alan Robb, President, I-L-A Mayor – Craig Brown Business Impact Leaders  “J.P.” Bryan, Jr. Emerson Hankamer Philip Kuebler Gina M. Spagnola, President & CEO, Galveston Chamber of Commerce Michael Woody, Chief Tourism Officer, Galveston Island Convention &… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Interviewed in News Story on Cruise Industry


Commissioner Louis E. Sola was interviewed as part of a CNBC story, “Cruise Lines Stay Afloat Amid COVID-19”, reported by Seema Moody, which ran on the March 12, 2021 edition of “The News With Shepherd Smith”.  The story can be viewed at: In April 2020, the Federal Maritime Commission… Read More »

Statement of Commissioner Sola: Commending the Bipartisan Efforts to Address Resumption of Cruises to Alaska


I would like to take this opportunity to thank Chairman Peter DeFazio and Congressman Don Young for their leadership in the effort to convince the Canadian authorities to work with the cruise industry to address Canada’s legitimate health concerns without hindering the resumption of sailings between the ports in Alaska… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Statement on Canada’s Recent Decision to Bar All Cruise Vessels From Their Waters Until February 2022


Last September, as the Fact Finding Officer examining the COVID-19 Impact on the Cruise Industry, I released Interim Report: Economic Impact of COVID-19 on the Cruise Industry in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon.   My report found that perhaps more than any other state in the Nation, the cessation of cruise operations… Read More »