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Statement by Carl W. Bentzel Before the Surface Transportation Board on Urgent Issues in Freight Rail Services


FMC Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel testified before the U.S. Surface Transportation Board at its April 26, 2022, hearing “Urgent Issues in Freight Rail Service” where he cited the critical need for expanding intermodal rail services to keep pace with the surging maritime container volumes. “Unfortunately, the railroads have not been… Read More »

Statement by Commissioners Sola and Bentzel on Demurrage and Detention Relief by Ocean Carriers and Marine Terminal Operators due to the Expeditors Cybersecurity Incident


We understand that the supply chain is competitive, interdependent, and complex. In our everchanging world, the shipping industry is constantly working through major operational and cargo volume challenges to make itself more efficient all the while maintaining the integrity, security, and fluidity of the supply chain. On February 20, 2022,… Read More »

Statement by Commissioner Bentzel On the release of the Assessment of the People’s Republic of China’s Control of Container and Intermodal Chassis Manufacturing


Today, FMC Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel released his Assessment of the People’s Republic of China’s Control of Container and Intermodal Chassis Manufacturing. The report was a year in the making and synthesizes interviews, research, and market observation. “This report is important in what it represents—that as a country our maritime… Read More »

Statement by Commissioner Bentzel on the WCMTOA Agreement


Commission staff briefed us on issues surrounding the West Coast Marine Terminal Operating Agreement (WCMTOA). The agreement launched in 2003 to maximize utilization of marine terminal resources in the Los Angeles and Long Beach port complex at night to help reduce congestion and mitigate environmental impacts. The agreement allows MTOs… Read More »