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Federal Maritime Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye to Speak at ISRI2021

Commissioner to Speak on Recent Ocean Transport Investigations

Dye-Rebecca(Washington, DC) – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) today announced that U.S. Federal Maritime (FMC) Commissioner Rebecca Dye will be speaking during the ISRI 2021 Annual Convention and Exposition. Commissioner Dye will speak on her direction of FMC investigations into ocean shipping disruptions and port congestion.

About Commissioner Dye
Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye, of North Carolina, was nominated by President George W. Bush on June 13, 2002 and was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 14, 2002. She was nominated to her second term by President Bush on July 12, 2005 and confirmed by the Senate on July 22, 2005. She was nominated to her third term, which expired on June 30, 2015, by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate on April 14, 2011. On May 26, 2016, Commissioner Dye was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate on June 29, 2016, for a term expiring June 30, 2020.

Prior to her appointment to the FMC, Commissioner Dye was Counsel to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. She held that position from 1995 until 2002. As Counsel, she provided advice to Members of Congress on issues pertaining to commercial shipping, international maritime agreements, oil pollution, maritime safety and law enforcement, the Federal budget process and Federal financing.

Commissioner Dye comes to the Commission with an extensive background in maritime matters. She began her Federal career as a commissioned officer and attorney in the Coast Guard’s Office of the Chief Counsel, then served as a law instructor at the Coast Guard Academy. After two years as an attorney at the U.S. Maritime Administration, she joined the staff of the former Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, and served there as Minority Counsel from 1987 to 1995.

About the Session
Disruption at the Ports: Congestion to Container Shortages – A Conversation with FMC Commissioner Rebecca Dye

Wednesday, April 28, from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. EDT

From ocean shipping disruptions, port congestion and container shortages that are creating bottlenecks in the global manufacturing supply chains, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is the federal governmental agency in charge of regulating this vital transportation industry. As a result, the FMC launched multiple investigations last year to address these and other ocean transportation problems. FMC Commissioner Rebecca Dye was tasked with directing wide-ranging investigations beginning with the disruptions at the Los Angles, Long Beach, New York, and New Jersey ports and the associated container shortages.

ISRI2021 will be held virtually April 20-22, and April 27-29. Additional speaker and event details can be found at ISRI2021.org.


The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry™." ISRI represents 1,300 companies in 20 chapters in the U.S. and more than 40 countries that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Institute provides education, advocacy, safety and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and sustainable development. Generating nearly $110 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides more than 500,000 Americans with good jobs.

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