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The Biden administration tapped Daniel Maffei to lead the Federal Maritime Commission, the agency announced recently.
Maffei, a commissioner on the FMC, now will move to the role of chairman, succeeding Michael Khouri.
Maffei served as a member of the U.S. Congress. Most recently, he was a senior adviser at the U.S. Department of Commerce.
In a statement March 30, the new chairman said, “I am grateful and humbled by the confidence President [Joe] Biden has placed in me by appointing me chairman at such a critical time for our nation’s supply chain.”
He observed, “Due to the effects of COVID-19 and an unprecedented import boom, we are dealing with serious challenges to America’s international ocean transportation system, challenges that the [Federal Maritime Commission] has a vital role in addressing — both on its own as an independent agency and in cooperation with other agencies.”
American Trucking Associations’ Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference congratulated Maffei.
“His understanding of the supply chain will serve him well in this important role at a key time for oceanborne transportation,” IMCC Director Jon Eisen said. “Motor carriers serving our nation’s ports and inland facilities are a central and critical link in the global supply chain, and our ability to operate efficiently and safely with all modes of freight is essential to keeping the American economy on a strong growth trajectory.”
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