FMC to Host Public Forums in California and Maryland to Address U.S. Port Congestion

Next month in San Pedro California, Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Chairman Mario Cordero will be hosting a forum titled, “U.S. Port Congestion: Examining Causes, Impact on Stakeholders, and Exploring Possible Solutions.” The Sept. 15 West Coast forum will focus  on opening dialogue between the FMC and local operations on the causes and implications of congestion at U.S. ports across different industry sectors.

Specific Topics: *Factors causing port congestion *Truck turn times *Impact on stakeholders *Use of technology to reduce congestion and related fees *PierPass

When: Monday, September 15, 2014, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm


Port of Los Angeles Administration Building,  425 S. Palos Verdes Street San Pedro, CA 90731

Who: All members of the shipping industry including: Drayage Drivers, Terminal Operators, Container Lines, Ocean Transportation Intermediaries, Equipment Lessors, Cargo Owners, Longshoremen, Port Authorities

While registration is not required, it is encouraged. Participants may register by contacting the Commission’s Office of the Secretary: Phone: (202) 523-5725

Additional information, including the opportunity for submission of written comments for questioning, can be found on the FMC website: Click here

FMC Commissioner William Doyle will also be hosting a Mid-Atlantic and Northeast public forum on U.S. Port Congestion, tentatively scheduled for October 1, 2014 at the World Trade Center, Baltimore Inner Harbor. We will pass along more information as it becomes available from the FMC.