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Challenges Facing Gulf Coast Ports to be Focus of Nov. 3 FMC Forum in New Orleans

Monday, September 15, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Federal Maritime Commission will hold an informational forum Nov. 3 in New Orleans to facilitate discussion on ways to address the challenges facing Gulf Coast ports. Topics for discussion may include innovative ways to prevent port congestion, promote global trade and increase international supply chain efficiency. The FMC is encouraging participation by individuals who represent Gulf Coast ports’ interests and are involved in international trade and transportation in the region, including government officials, port authority representatives, truckers, terminal operators, steamship lines, ocean transportation intermediaries, cargo owners and labor representatives. Written comments from those wishing to speak at the forum are due no later than Oct. 29 and written comments from others are due before Nov. 3. The FMC is holding a similar event Sept. 15 in Los Angeles.

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