Commerce Announces Second Hearing on Maritime Industry

April 13, 2016

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), chair of the Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security Subcommittee, will hold a hearing titled “The State of the U.S. Maritime Industry: Stakeholder Perspectives” on Wednesday, April 20, at 10:00 a.m. The first hearing in this series on March 8 examined the federal role in the U.S. maritime industry.
The hearing will examine the state of the U.S. maritime industry from the perspective of ports, shippers, carriers, and labor to guide the reauthorization of the U.S. Maritime Administration. Witnesses have been asked to discuss current trends, opportunities and challenges in the U.S. maritime transportation system, and how federal policy and programs could enhance its performance.

·  Mr. Mark McAndrews, Port Director, Port of Pascagoula and Chairman-Elect, American Association of Port Authorities
·  Mr. Perry Bourne, Director of International Transportation and Rail Operations, Tyson Fresh Meats
·  Mr. Michael Roberts, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Crowley Maritime Corporation
·  Mr. Klaus Luhta, Chief of Staff, International Organization of Master, Mates, & Pilots
* Witness list subject to change

Hearing Details:
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
10:00 a.m.
Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security Subcommittee hearing
This hearing will take place in Senate Russell Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on