Commissioners Archive - Federal Maritime Commission
US Flag iconThis site is an official U.S. Government Website.

Archive for the ‘Commissioners’ Category

Maffei 2023 Malcom McLean Award Winner 


Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Daniel Maffei was honored by the Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers as the 2023 Malcom McLean Award winner in recognition of his leadership and work over the past year supporting the intermodal transportation industry. The award was presented by Tom Heimgartner, Chairman of the Executive Board… Read More »

Statement of Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel on the Release of the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative (MTDI) Request for Information (RFI)


“I am pleased to provide supply chain stakeholders and interested members of the public the opportunity to consider and comment on the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative (MTDI) Recommendations and Views Report via the Request for Information (RFI) questions posted on August 16, 2023, which is available on and the… Read More »

Commissioner Rebecca Dye Proposes Reforms to International Ocean Supply Chain Practices: Empty Container Return, Early Return Date, and Container Pickup (Notice of Container Availability) 


Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye is proposing to reform three practices of ocean carriers and marine terminal operators at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and the Port of New York and New Jersey that relate to container returns, earliest return date, and container pickup (notice of availability). This… Read More »

Posted in Dye

Statement by Commissioner Bentzel on MTDI FMC Commission Meeting


I want to thank the Chairman for providing me the time and opportunity to take on the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative (MTDI). This has been and continues to be a rewarding endeavor. Before, I begin I’d like to thank the many staff who assisted and contributed to this ongoing initiative…. Read More »

Statement of Commissioner Vekich on Reform of FMC’s Internal Enforcement Procedures


Commissioner Max Vekich today issued the following statement: “On Monday, April 17, 2023, the Federal Maritime Commission issued a direct final rule revising its internal enforcement procedures by delegating authority to the Bureau of Enforcement, Investigations and Compliance (BEIC) to issue Notice(s) of Violations and to compromise civil penalty claims… Read More »

Statement of Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel on the Release of the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative Recommendations


I am pleased to release today my Maritime Transportation Data Initiative (MTDI) Recommendations and Views Report, which can be found on my webpage. The report identifies a significant problem that industry brought to my attention. The problem of sharing information and speaking the same lexicon in the movement of freight… Read More »

Statement of Commissioner Carl Bentzel Concerning the Uyghur Forced Labor Protection Act and Potential Supply Chain Disruptions


I commend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for undertaking the statutorily mandated responsibility of preventing products mined or produced, wholly or in part, with forced labor from entering the U.S. I support the mandate to protect against the morally reprehensible use of forced labor in the production of… Read More »

Statement of Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel On Meeting with the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) Board of Directors Regarding a Data Standards Framework for International Container Shipping


Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel met with the Board of Directors of the Digital Container Shipping Association earlier this month in Europe to discuss a path forward for implementing international container maritime data standards in the United States trades. The discussion on how to finalize data standards is an outgrowth of… Read More »

Testimony of Chairman Maffei before Congress: “Review of Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request for the Federal Maritime Transportation Programs, and Implementation of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022”


Testimony of Daniel B. Maffei Chairman Federal Maritime Commission Before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Webster, Ranking Member Carbajal, Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for this opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the Federal Maritime Commission’s Fiscal… Read More »