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Shipper Group Recognizes Commissioner Dye for Her Leadership on Supply Chain Issues


The Agricultural Transportation Coalition (AgTC) bestowed its “Person of the Year” award upon Commissioner Rebecca Dye in recognition of her work to improve America’s freight delivery system and the benefits those efforts have conveyed to shippers. The award was presented Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at AgTC’s Virtual Annual Meeting. “Commissioner… Read More »

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Fact Finding 30 Investigation Focusing on Cruise Line Financial Responsibility and Refund Policies


Examining issues related to how cruise lines meet financial responsibility requirements and the lines’ policies related to ticket refunds are becoming the key focal points of the Fact Finding 30 Investigation “COVID-19 Impact on the Cruise Industry” being led by Commissioner Louis E. Sola. Commissioner Sola said his interactions and… Read More »

Statement of Commissioner Louis E. Sola on Maritime Day 2020


Maritime Day is a time-honored tradition that recognizes one of our country’s most important industries. Each year, in ceremonies and celebrations throughout the nation, we pay tribute to the people who work in this vital sector. From even before the founding of the United States, Americans have turned to oceans,… Read More »

Statement of Commissioner Louis E. Sola on Lake Carriers’ Association petition and Section 19 Investigation


Today I joined with my fellow Commissioners to accept for review a petition filed by the Lake Carriers’ Association which alleges that the ballast water regulation currently under consideration by the Canadian government is discriminatory against U.S. flag vessels operating on the Great Lakes. While it is true that Transport… Read More »

Statement by Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel on Petition 20-01 from the Lake Carrier Association (LCA)


I am pleased that the Federal Maritime Commission has voted unanimously to accept a petition filed by the Lake Carrier Association (LCA).  The petition alleges that ballast water regulations proposed by the government of Canada will discriminate against U.S.-flagged vessels.  The Commission’s action authorizes an investigation to gather information and… Read More »

Statement of Chairman Michael A. Khouri on Lake Carriers’ Association petition and Section 19 Investigation


Representatives of American industry and the U.S. government have repeatedly, and in many different forums, raised serious concerns about the ballast water regulations being developed by Transport Canada.  The potential discriminatory effect these regulations – and the possible adverse impact of even the pendency of these proposed regulations –  might… Read More »

Fact Finding 29 Innovation Teams Identify Information Helpful to Mitigating COVID-19 Impacts on Supply Chain


Ocean carriers, marine terminal operators, and port authorities participating on Supply Chain Innovation Teams established by Commissioner Rebecca Dye as part of her Fact Finding 29 investigation are taking positive steps to address COVID-19-related impacts to the supply chain as well as to prepare for the return of stronger ocean… Read More »

Commissioners Bentzel and Sola Urge Congressional Leaders to Address Port Terminal Needs During COVID-19 Crisis


In letters to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Commissioners Carl W. Bentzel and Louis E. Sola urged Congressional leaders to consider a means to help alleviate and bridge the financial gaps that could… Read More »