From the Long Beach Press Telegram’s Editorial Board:
As a former chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission and president of the Long Beach Harbor Commission, Mario Cordero is no stranger to problems facing the shipping industry.
But in his new job as boss of the sprawling Port of Long Beach, Cordero will be tested as […]
From the Long Beach Post:
Mario Cordero, who was appointed by the Obama Administration as chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission in 2013, will return to Long Beach to head the country’s second largest seaport.
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners is expected to vote tomorrow to confirm Cordero’s appointment during a special public […]
From ‘Mario Cordero, former Long Beach port leader, is out as chair of maritime commission’ in the Press Telegram:
Mario Cordero, a former Port of Long Beach harbor commissioner, was forced out last week as chairman of the five-member Federal Maritime Commission after President Donald Trump replaced him with Republican Michael Khouri.
The change of […]
Excerpts from ‘LA-LB terminal turns suffer as night falls, analysis shows’ in the Journal of Commerce:
Now that other US ports are adding night gates to handle increasing cargo volumes, the lesson to be learned from Los Angeles-Long Beach, where terminal operators have operated extended gates for the past 10 years, is that ports and […]
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has concluded its review of the proposed “THE Alliance” agreement, allowing it to become effective on December 19, 2016.
“I am very cognizant of the concerns industry stakeholders had regarding provisions in this agreement, particularly those related to information sharing and joint procurement,” stated Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero. […]
From Logistics Management:
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) recently discussed two matters of interest to each of the five Commissioners and the broader shipping public: ongoing developments related to the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy, and a third party review of the southern California-based PierPass program.
FMC Chairman, Mario Cordero, said that, “it remains to be seen” […]
From the Daily Breeze:
Big rigs are rolling in and out of the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports faster thanks in part to the wider use of a trucker appointment system, according to marine terminal operators that run the gate system.
So-called turn times, the minutes it takes for a trucker to pull into […]
The MSC Napoli disaster of 2007 was one of many incidents that brought container weight safety issues to the forefront.
With the July 1 implementation date for new container weighing requirements fast approaching, Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission Mario Cordero said the time has come for ocean carriers to embrace the obvious solution to […]
Consolidation of shipping lines, realignment of carriers alliances, environmental improvements in the shipping industry and achieving supply chain efficiencies were all among topics addressed during the U.S.-China Bilateral Maritime Consultations held in Los Angeles last week.
Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Chairman Mario Cordero co-headed the U.S. delegation to the meeting with Deputy Maritime Administrator Michael […]
From Marine Link:
The restructuring of the ocean carrier alliance system, triggered by merger and acquisition activities by shipping companies, is a logical business development, but if not carefully monitored and regulated, could also represent a move toward reduced services for shippers, said Mario Cordero, Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC).
“At the end […]
From the Wall Street Journal:
The Port of Oakland is extending a temporary program subsidizing evening and Saturday gate hours, saying the longer daily schedule is the only way to keep cargo moving through the port.
Port officials said the extended hours allowed the port’s largest terminal, Oakland International Container Terminal, to handle as many […]
From the Journal of Commerce:
Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero said he sympathizes with Los Angeles and Long Beachport users seeking less truck congestion and more transparency from the ports’ PierPass program for off-hours truck gates.
“I cannot think of any stakeholder, not one stakeholder, who supports PierPass status quo,” Cordero said. He spoke […]
From the Journal of Commerce:
U.S. Federal Maritime Chairman Mario Cordero said he’s prepared to try to shut down the PierPass program at the Southern California ports via a federal injunction if an agency review of the program finds it to be in violation of the Shipping Act and terminal operators don’t move fast enough […]
FMC Commissioner Mario Cordero
Mario Cordero was reconfirmed Thursday as a U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner.
Cordero joined the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) as a Commissioner on June 3, 2011, having been nominated by President Barack Obama on September 17, 2010, and confirmed by the Senate on April 14, 2011. President Obama designated Mario Cordero Chairman […]
The Federal Maritime Commission’s chairman told an audience of trucking industry professionals Thursday the nonprofit organization formed to reduce congestion around the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach could benefit from an outside audit.
Commission chairman Mario Cordero called for the audit of PierPass, the organization in question, while participating in a panel discussion […]