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Maffei, a former U.S. Representative for New York, will take the place of current Commissioner Richard A. Lidinsky, Jr., according to a statement from the White House.
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has received eight ocean transportation intermediary license applications and changes for review.
Throughput results so far this year at the San Pedro Bay ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach appear to be diverging, possibly due to an ongoing restructuring of carrier service schedules.
The FAST Act, which provides $253 billion in funding over five years for highway and bridge infrastructure, motor carrier safety, hazmat safety, passenger rail programs and transit, now goes to the House and Senate for a full vote.
With world leaders convening in Paris for global talks on how to slow climate change, the shipping industry says it is doing its part and ocean carriers say more efforts are underway to lower carbon dioxide output from vessels.
Jamaica will use SOGET's port community system to provide a single platform for submission of key logistics and compliance data as the country looks to grow its container volumes after the completion of the Panama Canal expansion.