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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 »

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 »

Chairman Michael A. Khouri Statement RE: Fact Finding 29 Supplemental Order

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FMC Chairman Michael A. Khouri made the following comments concerning the expanded investigation scope and authority of Fact Finding 29 initiated in March 2020: As referenced in this Supplemental Order, the primary purpose of the initial Fact Finding 29 was to identify commercial and operational solutions to cargo delivery system… 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 of Commissioner Louis E. Sola concerning the posting of the Lake Carriers’ Association petition and subsequent Section 19 Investigation in the Federal Register

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Today the Commission issued a Notice of Investigation and Request for Comments regarding conditions created by Transport Canada’s proposed ballast water regulations. This begins the public process that was initiated by the petition filed by the Lake Carriers’ Association which I reported in my statement of May 20. Comments received… Read More »

Statement of Commissioner Louis E. Sola on Maritime Day 2020

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Maritime Day is a time-honored tradition that recognizes one of our country’s most important industries. Each year, in ceremonies and celebrations throughout the nation, we pay tribute to the people who work in this vital sector. From even before the founding of the United States, Americans have turned to oceans,… Read More »