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Statement by Commissioner Bentzel on the Supplemental Order to Fact Finding 29 (International Ocean Transportation Supply Chain Engagement)

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I strongly support the issuance of the supplemental order to Fact Finding Investigation 29 (FF29) that builds on the important work my colleague Commissioner Rebecca Dye started over a year ago.  Separately, I have been reviewing issues related to the on-going congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long… Read More »

Commissioner Bentzel Briefs the Commerce Department’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness on Viability of Inland Waterway Shipments Connecting to International Markets

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On Thursday, October 22nd, Commissioner Carl Bentzel briefed the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (ACSCC) on the viability of building a robust inland waterway network based on the European inland waterway model.  A U.S. inland waterway network that utilizes existing freight capacity could eventually connect… Read More »

Commissioner Bentzel Tours South Atlantic Ports; Hears From Regional Port Leadership, Maritime Companies, and Shippers

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Commissioner Bentzel, and his Counsel John Young, visited four ports in five days over the period of September 21-25th, completing a South Atlantic port tour that also included meetings with various maritime and shipping companies in Wilmington, Charleston, Savannah, and Jacksonville (JAXPORT). The purpose of the visits was to better… Read More »

Statement by Commissioner Carl Bentzel on the FMC’s Notice of Investigation and Request for Comments Investigation into Conditions Created by Canadian Ballast Water Regulations in the U.S./Canada Great Lakes Trade, Docket No. 20-10; Petition No. P1-20 from the Lake Carrier Association (LCA)

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I am pleased that the Federal Maritime Commission has voted unanimously to move forward on soliciting comments on the Investigation into Conditions Created by Canadian Ballast Water Regulations in the U.S./Canada Great Lakes Trade, Docket No. 20-10; Petition No. P1-20 from the Lake Carrier Association (LCA). I remain committed to… Read More »

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

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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 »

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

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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 »

Statement of Commissioner Bentzel to Accompany Vote on Notation No. 20-20, Interpretive Rule on Detention and Demurrage

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I would like to commend Commissioner Dye, the Office of the General Counsel, and the Commission staff that labored arduously to help produce this interpretive rule. It was truly a massive effort, and all should be congratulated for their efforts in the production of this rule. I believe that the… Read More »

Statement of Commissioner Bentzel on the South Atlantic Chassis Pool Agreement

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Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel voted to allow the amendment adding the Ports of Jacksonville and Wilmington to join the South Atlantic Chassis Pool Agreement (the Agreement). Joining the agreement will allow these ports to benefit from the system of managing chassis utilization and implementing chassis roadability upgrades. Allowing this amendment… Read More »