Petition of the Coalition for Fair Port Practices for Rulemaking; Notice of Public Hearing Schedule


Federal Register, Volume 82 Issue 246 (Tuesday, December 26, 2017)

Federal Register Volume 82, Number 246 (Tuesday, December 26, 2017)


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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office

FR Doc No: 2017-27763




Petition No. P4-16

Petition of the Coalition for Fair Port Practices for Rulemaking; Notice of Public Hearing Schedule

The Commission has determined to hold public hearings on January 16 and 17, 2018, to receive oral testimony concerning the Petition of the Coalition for Fair Port Practices for Rulemaking. The Commission has established the following order of presentation. Each panelist may make a five minute presentation, which will be followed by questions from the Commissioners. This schedule is subject to change prior to the hearing date.

The hearings will be held in the Commission's Main Hearing Room, 800 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20573 and are open to the public.

The Commission also welcomes written comments and statements for the record relative to the issues being addressed at the hearing from persons who are unable to testify in person. Written comment should be submitted to email protected as a PDF file by January 26, 2018. Copies of all written submissions will be posted to the Commission's website,, and will be available in the Commission's Office of the Secretary.

Day 1: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Panel 1: Coalition Panel--10:00 a.m.

Karyn Booth, Esq., Partner, Thompson Hine, LLP

Nick DiMichael, Esq., Senior Counsel, Thompson Hine, LLP

Ms. Laura Crowe, Senior Director, Global Logistics, Walmart Stores

Mr. Don Pisano, President, American Coffee Corporation

Mr. Fred Johring, President, Golden State Express

Mr. Robert Leef, Senior Vice President, East Region, ContainerPort Group, Inc., representing the Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers

Panel 2: Shipper Panel--11:15 a.m.

Peter Friedmann, Esq., Executive Director, AgTC Agriculture Transportation

Steven Hughes, President/CEO of HCS International, representing the Auto Care Association

Mr. Sam J. Sorbello, President, Atlantic Coast Freezers, representing the Meat Import Council of America

Mr. Tim Avanzato, Lanca Sales, Inc.

Mr. Frans A. de Jong, President, R1 International (Americas) Inc.

Panel 3: Intermediary Panel--2:00 p.m.

Mr. Richard J. Roche, Vice President of International Transportation, Mohawk Global Logistics, and NVOCC Sub-Committee Chairman at NCBFAA

Mr. Charles Riley, Chairman, Board of Governors, New York New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association, Inc. (NYNJFFF&BA), and Vice President, Steer Company

Ms. Jeanette Gioia, Vice President Exports, New York New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association, Inc. (NYNJFFF&BA), and President, Serra International, Inc.

Cameron W. Roberts, Esq., representing Roberts & Kehagiaras LLP and the Foreign Trade Association

Mr. Joseph T. Quinn, President, Sefco Export Management Company, Inc.

Day 2: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Panel 1: Drayage Panel--10:00 a.m.

Mr. Thomas J. Adamski, representing the New Jersey Motor Truck Association.

Mr. Alex Cherin, Executive Director, Englander, Knabe & Allen, representing the California Trucking Association Intermodal Conference

Mr. William J. Shea, CEO, Direct ChassisLink, Inc.

Panel 2: Ocean Carrier Panel--11:15 a.m.

Mr. Richard J. Craig, President and CEO, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (America), Inc.

Mr. Paolo Magnani, Executive Vice President for Quality Control and Marketing, Mediterranean Shipping Company USA

Mr. Howard Finkel, Executive Vice President, COSCO Shipping Lines (North America), Inc.

John Butler, Esq., President and CEO, World Shipping Council

Panel 3: Ports and Terminals Panel--2:00 p.m.

Mr. Edward DeNike, President, SSA Containers

Mr. John E. Crowley, Jr., Executive Director, National Association of Waterfront Employers

Mr. John Atkins, President, GCT Bayone LP, representing the Port of New York/New Jersey Sustainable Terminal Services Agreement (PONYNJSSA)

By the Commission.

Rachel E. Dickon,

Assistant Secretary.

FR Doc. 2017-27763 Filed 12-22-17; 8:45 am