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

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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 »

Testimony of Chairman Maffei before Congress: Review of Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Programs

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Testimony of Daniel B. Maffei Chairman, Federal Maritime Commission Before Subcommittee on Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure Good morning, Chairman Carbajal and Ranking Member Gibbs, I am grateful to have this opportunity to testify in support of the Federal Maritime Commission Fiscal Year 2023… 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

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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 Vekich in Support of Commissioner Bentzel’s Assessment of the People’s Republic of China’s Control of Container and Intermodal Chassis Manufacturing

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On March 30, 2022, 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 provides an in-depth analysis of container and chassis manufacturing and identifies areas in which we need to focus to ensure sufficient equipment is… 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

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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 »

Testimony of Commissioner Dye before Congress: “Executive Session and Ocean Shipping Reform Act Hearing”

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Testimony of Rebecca F. Dye Commissioner Federal Maritime Commission Before the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation United States Senate Good morning, Chair Cantwell, Ranking Member Wicker, and Members of the Committee. Thank you for the opportunity to appear with my colleague Chairman Maffei and discuss issues relevant to the… Read More »

Testimony of Chairman Maffei before Congress: “Executive Session and Ocean Shipping Reform Act Hearing”

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Testimony of Daniel B. Maffei Chairman Federal Maritime Commission Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Good morning Chair Cantwell, Ranking Member Wicker, and Members of the Committee. I am honored to appear today with my colleague Rebecca Dye to discuss the authorities of the Federal Maritime… Read More »

Statement by Commissioner Bentzel on the WCMTOA Agreement

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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 »