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Discussing LNG as a Marine Fuel in Port Canaveral, Fla.

Posted to From the desk of FMC Commissioner Doyle (by William P. Doyle) on August 15, 2017

On August 9, 2017, I had the opportunity to visit and tour Port Canaveral, Fla. and discuss liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. Attendees at the discussion included Port Canaveral leadership, staff, port partners and tenants, representatives of the U.S.

The Panama Canal Expansion Proves Real and Dredging Must Continue

Posted to From the desk of FMC Commissioner Doyle (by William P. Doyle) on July 17, 2017

By Owen Braley and William P. DoyleOn June 26, 2017, Panama celebrated the one-year anniversary of the opening of the expanded Panama Canal. On the inaugural day, the first post-Panamax vessel to transit the expanded canal was the 9,400-plus TEU containership COSCO Shipping Panama.

Natural Gas as a Transportation Fuel and IMO - MARPOL’s Annex VI

Posted to From the desk of FMC Commissioner Doyle (by William P. Doyle) on June 6, 2017

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) will meet July 3-7, 2017, in London, where the January 1, 2020 implementation of the .50 percent m/m (mass by mass) global sulfur content limit for shipboard fuel oil will be discussed.

Lessons from Hanjin Line Bankruptcy

Posted to From the desk of FMC Commissioner Doyle (by William P. Doyle) on March 2, 2017

The August 2016 collapse of Hanjin Line was a wake-up call for the entire ocean transportation supply chain. More than $14 billion in cargo was stranded at sea and ships were scattered all over the globe at anchor or just outside territorial waters.

Viva Panamá!

Posted to From the desk of FMC Commissioner Doyle (by William P. Doyle) on June 30, 2016

Panama is a proud country, and it is even prouder this week in the wake of the opening of the newly expanded Panama Canal. I had the opportunity to visit Panama for the opening ceremonies of the canal. At the same time, I also had the pleasure…

White House-led Roundtable on 21st Century U.S. Ports

Posted to From the desk of FMC Commissioner Doyle (by William P. Doyle) on March 11, 2016

On March 7, 2016, Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero and I attended and participated in the White House-led roundtable highlighting the important role U.S. ports play in the national economy. The roundtable was hosted by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker…

On the Docks at Marcus Hook

Posted to From the desk of FMC Commissioner Doyle (by William P. Doyle) on February 29, 2016

The last time I was in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania was aboard the SS MORMACSKY tanker serving as an engineer. I had recently graduated from Widener University School of Law; studied all summer for the bar exam and I needed to make some money while I awaited my license to practice law.

SeaLand Celebrates Atlantico!

Posted to From the desk of FMC Commissioner Doyle (by William P. Doyle) on February 24, 2016

I recently had the opportunity to attend the World Trade Association of Philadelphia luncheon on February 17, 2016. In addition, I was invited to say a few words during the announcement of SeaLand’s new Atlantico Service. SeaLand’s announcement…