Maritime supply chain concerns are voiced by the Federal Maritime Commission

The maritime industry has been deeply affected as a result of the upheaval caused by the coronavirus and its impacts to Chinese manufacturing and logistics services.

When Carl W. Bentzel was recently appointed as a Commissioner with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission, he knew that he’d face a few urgent concerns, but the Coronavirus quickly became the chief challenge FMC management.

The maritime industry has been deeply affected as a result of the upheaval caused by the coronavirus and its impacts to Chinese manufacturing and logistics services.

Ocean carriers have been forced to cancel services (“blanked sailings”) to and from China and the United States. The FMC has been monitoring levels of blanked sailings and conferring with ocean carrier representatives about levels of service and the potential resumption of normal trade.

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