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Statement by Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel On The Release of the Second Request for Information for the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative


On April 16, 2024, my second Request for Information (RFI) for the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative (MTDI) was published in the Federal Register. This is another important step in my effort to develop a transparent information sharing process that will improve the reliability and predictability of the shipment of international… Read More »

Statement By Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel on the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association’s Inaugural Supply Chain & Logistic Summit


Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel travelled to Puerto Rico in February 2024 to provide the keynote speech to the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association at their inaugural Supply Chain and Logistics Summit. In his remarks, Commissioner Bentzel discussed how conditions in the Red Sea and the Panama Canal are impacting shipping and… Read More »

Opening Statement of Commissioner Carl Bentzel at Informal Hearing of the Federal Maritime Commission Examining Impacts to Shipping Resulting from Current Conditions in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Regions  


Good morning to all. First, I want to thank everyone in advance for their participation today, and their willingness to provide testimony on these critical issues confronting our global supply chain.  Mr. Chairman, I want to thank you, for scheduling this hearing to discuss the challenges we face as a… Read More »

Statement of Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel Following The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) Panel “The Supply Chain Nexus: A Forward-Thinking Conversation with, US DOT, FMC, and STB”


“I thank the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) for providing Surface Transportation Board (STB) Chairman Marty Oberman, Port and Supply Chain Envoy General Steve Lyons (U.S. Army, Retired), and myself the opportunity to participate on a panel at the 2023 NITL Transportation Conference where we had a lively and wide-ranging… 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 »

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 »