FMC accepting applications for National Shipper Advisory Committee

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The Federal Maritime Commission is now accepting applications from qualified members of the international trade community wishing to serve on its newly formed National Shipper Advisory Committee (NSAC).

Persons who export cargo from or import cargo to the United States and are interested in serving on the NSAC have until June 30, 2021 to submit the documents necessary to be considered. Application requirements are outlined in a notice issued by the Commission today which will also be published in the Federal Register.

The NSAC will be comprised of 24 members, evenly divided between those who export cargo from and those who import cargo to the United States. The Committee will meet at least once a year and will advise the Federal Maritime Commission on policies relating to the competitiveness, reliability, integrity, and fairness of the international ocean freight delivery system.

Committee members will serve up to three years depending on the time of their appointment. Service on the NSAC is voluntary and not compensated.  Travel costs will be borne by individual committee members.

Interested individuals may immediately submit their application and materials directly to the Federal Maritime Commission at nsac@fmc.gov.

Full application details can be found here.

Source: Federal Maritime Commission