New FMC chair prefers that shipping comes up with its own solutions

FMC Chair Daniel B. Maffei urges the container industry to join forces with regulators to solve the problem with congested ports. A former Democratic congressman, he is pragmatic in his approach to the industry, he says in an interview with ShippingWatch prior to reports that the US is preparing an executive order in reaction to the strained freight market.

Daniel B. Maffei was appointed new chair of the Federal Maritime Commission in late March | Photo: FMC

"I do prefer if the industry can come up with its own solutions," says Daniel B. Maffei, who took office as FMC Chair in the spring just a couple of months after Joe Biden moved into the White House.

A former Democratic congressman, Daniel B. Maffei was appointed as chair of the US Federal Maritime Commission, observing that the FMC is always a reflection of who serves as president.

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