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Public Forum on U.S. Port Congestion to be held Sept. 15 in Los Angeles

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Federal Maritime Commission will hold a public forum Sept. 15 at the Port of Los Angeles to promote dialogue on the causes and implications of congestion at U.S. ports. Topics may include factors causing port congestion, truck turn times, the impact of congestion on stakeholders, the use of technology to reduce congestion and related fees, and PierPass, and participants may raise other congestion-related topics as well. The FMC encourages all members of the shipping industry to attend, including licensed motor carriers, terminal operators, steamship lines, ocean transportation intermediaries, equipment lessors, cargo owners, longshoremen and port authorities.

The forum will be taped, transcribed and maintained by the Commission. Registration to participate is encouraged but not required. The FMC is also accepting written comments in advance of the forum.

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