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Statement of Chairman Daniel B. Maffei on the Denial of the PMSA/WSC Petition for Review

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Today, the Federal Maritime Commission issued an order – approved unanimously by the five Commissioners – rejecting the petition by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) and the World Shipping Council (WSC) objecting to the Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact in the Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking… Read More »

Statement by Commissioners Bentzel and Vekich on Amending Statutes Governing Review of VOCC and MTO Agreements 

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Commissioners Carl W. Bentzel and Max M. Vekich wrote key Members of Congress to urge changing the law in a way that would allow the Federal Maritime Commission to prohibit filed agreements from automatically going into effect. “Congress provided the Commission with important additional authorities in the Ocean Shipping Reform… Read More »

Statement by Commissioners Bentzel and Sola Following Meetings with Gulf Coast Region

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Commissioners Carl Bentzel and Louis Sola traveled to the Southeastern United States in November for meetings with port officials and industry representatives in New Orleans, Mobile, and Gulfport. The purpose of the trip was to evaluate the region’s inland distribution network and to review alternate port options for international container… Read More »

Chairman Maffei Participates in US-UK Bilateral Maritime Consultation

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Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Daniel Maffei participated virtually in a meeting held today in London between the U.S. and U.K. agencies responsible for maritime matters in the two nations. The meeting was hosted by Dr. Rannia Leontaridi, the Director General of the Aviation, Maritime and Security Group, U.K. Department for… Read More »

Statement of Commissioner Carl Bentzel on Coalition for Reimagined Mobility Report: Solving the Global Supply Chain Crisis with Data Sharing 

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“I was recently briefed by executives of the Coalition for Reimagined Mobility about a report issued earlier this summer entitled ‘Solving the Global Supply Chain Crisis with Data Sharing‘. The findings they shared with me represent encouraging paths for action to address emissions related to ocean shipping,” said Commissioner Bentzel…. Read More »

Maffei Visits Bay Area for Congressional & Industry Meetings

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Chairman Daniel B. Maffei traveled to the San Francisco Bay Area on October 31 and November 1, 2022 for a series of meetings exploring shipping, supply chain, infrastructure, and technology issues. The visit began with Chairman Maffei participating in a Congressional roundtable discussion held Monday, October 31st in Oakland and… Read More »

Statement by Commissioner Bentzel On Harmonizing the Uniform Intermodal Interchange & Facilities Access Agreement (UIIA) with the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA) of 2022

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Last week, I sent a letter to the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) leadership urging harmonization of the Uniform Intermodal Interchange & Facilities Access Agreement (UIIA) contract with relevant provisions of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA). The UIIA is an incredibly important contract governing rules for… Read More »

Remarks of Commissioner Rebecca Dye at WESCCON in San Diego

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Hello, thank you for inviting me to be with you today. It’s good to see you all again!  Our Managing Director, Lucy Marvin, is also here and will speak to you tomorrow.  She’ll give you more details about OSRA rulemakings and our implementation schedule. For about 8 years, I’ve been… Read More »