In December 2021, the Chairman of The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), Daniel B. Maffei appointed Commissioner Carl Bentzel to spearhead an initiative of the FMC to focus on identifying data constraints that impede the flow of ocean cargo adding to supply chain inefficiencies in the USA.
As per the FMC, “This project will aim to establish data standards and best practices for data access and transmission essential for a reliable and stable ocean transportation system.”
Starting in December, through the first half of 2022, Commissioner Bentzel announced plans to convene a series of meetings with maritime and intermodal stakeholders with initial findings presented at a data summit to be hosted by the FMC in the spring of 2022.
The next meeting of the Federal Maritime Commission Maritime Transportation Data Initiative will be held on:
Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
The meeting is open to the public and can be viewed online via a link provided here prior to the meeting.
Commissioner Carl W. Bentzel is leading this initiative under the direction of Chairman Daniel B. Maffei.
- Alexander Guzman, Customer Service Manager, Interport Logistics
- Brett Mears, President, Palmer Logistics
- Doub Sibila, President & CEO, People Services, Inc.
- Jared Stadlin, President, Linden Warehouse & Distribution Co., Inc.
- Jeremy Van Puffelen, President, Prism Logistics
The schedule for the FMC meetings with Commissioner Carl Bentzel and the industry till April 2022 is as below. Meetings are scheduled for every Tuesday 3pm to 4pm US Eastern Time.
|11th Jan||Warehouse/Distribution Centers/3PL Industry|
|18th Jan||Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCOs)|
|25th Jan||Chassis Industry|
|1st Feb||Railroad Industry|
|8th Feb||Federal Partners (USDOT/CBP/Commerce/Agriculture)|
|15th Feb||Ocean Transportation Intermediaries (Forwarders and NVOCCs)|
|1st Mar||Large Aggregators (Flexport/Expeditors/C.H. Robinson)|
|8th Mar||Maritime Labor|
|15th Mar||Available Technology/Platforms|
|22nd Mar||International Standards/FMC Agreements|
|29th Mar||Marine Terminal Operators (MTOs)|
|5th Apr||Marine Terminal Operators (MTOs)|
|12th Apr||Carriers (1)|
|19th Apr||Carriers (2)|
|1st Jun||FMC Maritime Transportation Data Summit|
*Meetings subject to change. Additional meetings may be added as needed.