FMC Commissioner Doyle Confirmed to Serve Second Term
The Federal Maritime Commission announced March 25 that the Senate has confirmed William P. Doyle to serve as an FMC commissioner for a second term that will expire June 30, 2018. An FMC press release states that during his first term Doyle actively participated in many issues facing the agency and the maritime industry, including efforts to relieve port congestion and ensure that goods move efficiently through the transportation chain. Doyle also helped adjudicate a backlog of cases filed with the Commission, which now resolves over 90 percent of its cases within 24 months. Internationally, Doyle represented the FMC at the annual U.S.-China maritime consultations, which addressed maritime shipping matters such as tax policies affecting U.S. interests in the U.S.-China trade.