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Commissioner Doyle Sworn In for Another Term as Federal Maritime Commissioner

May 29, 2015

Surrounded by family and friends, Commissioner Doyle was ceremonially sworn in on May 27, 2015 in York, PA. Congressman Scott G. Perry of Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district administered the oath of office. Congressman Perry is a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.


Commissioner Richard Lidinsky, Jr., Commissioner William P. Doyle and U.S. Representative Scott G. Perry (PA-4th) after the Congressman administered the oath of office to Commissioner Doyle.

The United States Senate confirmed William P. Doyle to another term in office as a Federal Maritime Commissioner on the evening of March 23, 2015. The confirmation vote took place on the Senate floor and was unanimous. Commissioner Doyle said, "I would like to again thank President Obama for his confidence in me, and thank the U.S. Senate for taking up my nomination. And my family and I thank Congressman Perry for presiding over this ceremony. The Federal Maritime Commission has important work ahead such as relieving port congestion and I appreciate the opportunity to continue focusing on unfinished business."

During his first term, Commissioner Doyle actively participated in many issues facing the Commission and the maritime industry including efforts to relieve port congestion and ensure that goods move efficiently through the transportation chain. He worked directly with the Obama Administration in the final weeks of the West Coast labor-management negotiations to bring the talks to a successful conclusion. Internationally, Commissioner Doyle represented the FMC at the annual U.S.-China Bilateral Maritime Consultations where he met with officials from the People’s Republic of China regarding maritime shipping matters such as tax policies affecting U.S. interests in the U.S.-China trade. Commissioner Doyle has spent his professional career in the transportation sector. He is a Coast Guard licensed engineer and served as an officer in the U.S. Merchant Marine, sailing commercially as a marine engineer on vessels in the domestic and international trades for 10 years. From 2011 to 2013, the Commissioner served as the chief of staff for the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (MEBA). From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Doyle was the Director of Permits, Scheduling, and Compliance at the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects. Mr. Doyle received a B.S. in marine engineering from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and a J.D. from Widener University School of Law.