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Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group to Hold Two Meetings

Monday, August 22, 2016
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The Department of Transportation’s Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group will hold meetings Sept. 23 and Oct. 21 in Washington, D.C. These meetings will provide updates on DOT’s progress in implementing its Port Performance Freight Statistics Program, which has the goal of providing nationally consistent measures of performance of the largest U.S. ports and reporting annually to Congress on port capacity and throughput. Specifically, the working group will discuss its development of a list of tasks and subtasks that:

- identify a generally accepted industry standard for port data collection and reporting;

- specify standards for collecting data and reporting nationally consistent port performance measures;

- make recommendations for statistics measuring U.S. port capacity and throughput; and

- develop a process for DOT to collect timely and consistent data, including identifying safeguards to protect proprietary information.

Members of the public wishing to attend these meetings should notify DOT by Sept. 19 or Oct. 17, respectively.

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