Federal Maritime Commission announced the membership of its newly formed National Shipper Advisory Committee.
n fact, the Committee is comprised of 24 members, evenly divided between those who export cargo from and those who import cargo to the United States, that will advise the Commission on policies relating to the competitiveness, reliability, integrity, and fairness of the international ocean freight delivery system.
Under the agreement, partners will provide information, insight, and expertise pertaining to conditions in the ocean freight delivery system to the Commission.
Specifically, the Committee will advise the Commission on policies relating to the competitiveness, reliability, integrity, and fairness of the international ocean freight delivery system. Membership will be comprised of 12 representatives of entities who export cargo and 12 representatives of entities who import cargo.
“The current freight transportation challenges have illustrated how prescient my colleague Rebecca Dye was in recommending to Congress that it establish this Shipper Advisory Committee at the FMC. I and the other Commissioners need rapid access to the perspectives of importers and exporters on the ground dealing with the realities of ocean shipping every day. We also need them to meet and help guide our efforts and those outside the FMC to improve the system and make it easier, fairer, and more efficient to American shippers. I am truly grateful to all of those who volunteered to serve on what I know will be an invaluable committee,”…said FMC Chairman Daniel B. Maffei.
For the records, executives from the likes of Amazon, Ikea, Walmart, Cargill and Louis Dreyfus are on the advisory group.
Concluding, as informed, the Committee members will serve until December 31, 2024 under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., and 46 U.S.C. chapter 425.