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FMC Invites Comments on Draft Strategic Plan for FY 2010-2015

September 30, 2008

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CONTACT: Karen V. Gregory, (202) 523-5725; email:

Federal Maritime Commission ("Commission") today announced the release of its draft Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2010-2015. The draft plan in its entirety can be found on the Commission's website at The goals and objectives in this plan will link directly to annual plans for the same fiscal years as well as to the agency's annual budget process. Each goal and objective includes corresponding measures and targets to assist in evaluating Commission performance in meeting its strategic goals.

In this draft plan, the Commission is restating its mission as follows: to foster a fair, efficient and reliable international ocean transportation system and to protect the public from unfair and deceptive practices. The Commission sets forth three strategic goals: to maintain an efficient and competitive international ocean transportation system; to protect the public from unlawful, unfair and deceptive ocean transportation practices and resolve shipping disputes; and to advance agency objectives through high-performance leadership and efficient stewardship of resources.

The Commission invites public comment on the draft strategic plan. To comment, submit comments in paper (original only), or e-mail comments as an attachment in WordPerfect 10, Microsoft Word 2007, or earlier versions of these applications, no later than October 24, 2008. Address all comments concerning the draft plan to:

Office of Operations
Federal Maritime Commission
800 North Capitol Street, N.W., Room 972
Washington, D.C. 20573-0001

Press Contact: Karen V. Gregory (202) 523-5725; e-mail: