Michael A. KhouriChief of Staff: Mary T. Hoang Counsel: John A. Moran Senior Advisor – Legislative/Public Affairs: John K. DeCrosta
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Michael A. Khouri of Kentucky was designated by President Trump as Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission on March 7, 2019. He had previously served as Acting Chairman from January 23, 2017. He was first nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in December 2009, was re-nominated and confirmed for a full five year term in November, 2011, and was re-nominated and confirmed for his current term in June, 2016.
Chairman Khouri is a forty-eight year veteran in the maritime industry from positions held in marine vessel operations, legal and executive positions. He also served on the boards of directors at the Waterways Council, Inc. and the American Waterways Operators Association.
Mr. Khouri began his career as a deck crewman for Paducah, KY-based Crounse Corp., where he worked up in rank with service in the engine room and then into the wheelhouse as Pilot and Captain, earning his U.S. Merchant Marine Officer’s License as Master and First Class Pilot on Steam and Motor Vessels. He then served for twenty-three years with American Commercial Lines, the largest U.S. inland marine company, holding executive positions including General Counsel & Secretary, Senior Vice President for Law & Corporate Affairs, and Senior Vice President for Transportation Services-marine operations. Mr. Khouri then joined MERS/Economy Boat, serving as President & COO before moving home to Louisville to join the law firm of Pedley & Gordinier.
Mr. Khouri received his BA in Economics in 1971 from Tulane University, and his JD from the Brandeis School of Law-University of Louisville in 1980. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
The global COVID-19 pandemic is having effects throughout our ocean supply chain. I requested Commissioner Rebecca Dye to, once again, stand up the Innovation Teams that were assembled within Fact Finding 28 to identify collaborative solutions to uncertainties and problems in this international supply chain. I am pleased that the… Read More »
Statement of Chairman Michael A. Khouri Puerto Nuevo Terminals LLC Cooperative Working Agreement, FMC No. 201292
There has been continued public comment concerning the Federal Maritime Commission’s (FMC) decision that allowed the Puerto Nuevo Terminals LLC Cooperative Working Agreement (the “Agreement”) to go into effect. I voted to not allow the Agreement to become effective under the Shipping Act of 1984 (Shipping Act) because I held… Read More »
Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Michael A. Khouri joined other senior government officials and shipping executives from around the world attending London International Shipping Week (LISW19) September 9th-13th. Chairman Khouri began his week by giving a speech to the Government Stakeholder Workshop in which he discussed the role of the Federal… Read More »
Prepared Remarks of Michael A. Khouri, Chairman, U.S. Federal Maritime Commission London International Shipping Week 2019 Government Stakeholder Workshop – The Future of International Maritime Trade Policy September 10, 2019
Good afternoon. Thank you for the invitation to speak today about recent issues and activities of the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission. Role of the FMC Because the ocean transportation industry plays such an essential role in America’s economy, the United States Congress assigned the economic and commercial regulation of U.S…. Read More »