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Statement of Commissioner Carl Bentzel Concerning the Uyghur Forced Labor Protection Act and Potential Supply Chain Disruptions


I commend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for undertaking the statutorily mandated responsibility of preventing products mined or produced, wholly or in part, with forced labor from entering the U.S. I support the mandate to protect against the morally reprehensible use of forced labor in the production of… Read More »

Statement of Chairman Daniel B. Maffei on the Denial of the PMSA/WSC Petition for Review


Today, the Federal Maritime Commission issued an order – approved unanimously by the five Commissioners – rejecting the petition by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) and the World Shipping Council (WSC) objecting to the Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact in the Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking… Read More »

Statement by Commissioner Bentzel On Harmonizing the Uniform Intermodal Interchange & Facilities Access Agreement (UIIA) with the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA) of 2022


Last week, I sent a letter to the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) leadership urging harmonization of the Uniform Intermodal Interchange & Facilities Access Agreement (UIIA) contract with relevant provisions of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA). The UIIA is an incredibly important contract governing rules for… Read More »

Letter of Commissioner Sola to President Joe Biden


Federal Maritime Commissioner Louis E. Sola wrote the President on June 23, 2022, regarding the Hugh Leatherman terminal in Charleston, South Carolina. Text of the letter: Dear President Biden: Thank you for your kind invitation to attend the Ocean Shipping Reform Act signing ceremony last Thursday. With your signature you have… Read More »

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


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 »

Statement by Commissioner Carl Bentzel on Concerns About the Availability of Ocean Shipping to the Chemical Supply Chain and Related Impacts on the U.S. Manufacturing Base


During a recent meeting with chemical distributors, Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel heard concerns about systemic reductions for hazardous materials transportation via ocean. Specifically, distributors source chemical products from manufacturers overseas and sell them to diverse customers in the United States across all industries that use these chemicals to produce a… Read More »