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Statement of Commissioner Sola: Commending the Bipartisan Efforts to Address Resumption of Cruises to Alaska

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank Chairman Peter DeFazio and Congressman Don Young for their leadership in the effort to convince the Canadian authorities to work with the cruise industry to address Canada’s legitimate health concerns without hindering the resumption of sailings between the ports in Alaska… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Statement on Canada’s Recent Decision to Bar All Cruise Vessels From Their Waters Until February 2022

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Last September, as the Fact Finding Officer examining the COVID-19 Impact on the Cruise Industry, I released Interim Report: Economic Impact of COVID-19 on the Cruise Industry in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon.   My report found that perhaps more than any other state in the Nation, the cessation of cruise operations… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Visits Houston for Panel Discussion and Meetings with Local Maritime Leaders

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Commissioner Louis Sola recently visited Houston, participating in events and meetings with local maritime and trade executives where the current state of the industry, infrastructure required to support shipping, and the gateway’s future were among the topics of discussion. The visit centered on Commissioner Sola’s participation on the “State of… Read More »

Commissioner Louis E. Sola Statement on Expanded Supply Chain Investigation

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Earlier this year, the FMC voted unanimously to finalize the interpretive rule addressing detention and demurrage charges in the hopes of improving the situation on the ground and improving the supply chain.  Unfortunately, months later, we find ourselves facing significant congestion at our Nation’s largest seaports and allegations that parties… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Meets with Port Everglades Leadership to Discuss Passenger & Cargo Construction Projects

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Commissioner Louis Sola continued his examination of COVID-19 impacts to the southern Florida economy and the region’s cruise industry infrastructure when he met with the senior leadership of Port Everglades Monday. Jonathan Daniels, Chief Executive and Port Director, and Glenn Wiltshire, Deputy Director, hosted Commissioner Sola for a facility tour… Read More »

Commissioner Sola Reviews PortMiami Cruise Related Infrastructure Improvement Projects

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Commissioner Louis Sola conducted a site visit of PortMiami to examine how ongoing capital improvement projects that support the cruise industry are being affected by the COVID-19 linked interruption to vessel operations. The visit took place Tuesday at the recently completed Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) Terminal where Commissioner Sola was… Read More »