The Federal Maritime Commission is planning to hold public forums on congestion at U.S. ports.
The first forum will be held in Los Angeles next month and will be chaired by FMC chairman Mario Cordero.
The forum, entitled "U.S. Port Congestion: Examining Causes, Impact on Stakeholders, and Exploring Possible Solutions," seeks to "promote dialogue on the causes and implications of congestion at U.S. ports," according to the FMC.
Industry stakeholders, regulators and the general public are encouraged to take part in the forum, which will be held on Sept. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Port of Los Angeles Administration Building.
The commission is accepting written comments in advance of the public forum. It asks they be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commissioner William P. Doyle will host a Mid-Atlantic and Northeast public forum on U.S. Port Congestion, tentatively scheduled for Oct. 1, 2014, at the World Trade Center, Baltimore Inner Harbor.
Additional information can be found at the FMC's website.