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Daniel Maffei

Federal Maritime Commission


Daniel B. Maffei is an experienced public servant who serves as Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission since being appointed to the position by President Biden in 2021. Under his Chairmanship, the Commission has reinvigorated its enforcement efforts, prioritized helping U.S. export shippers, and established several new initiatives to address supply chain congestion and efficiency challenges.

Chairman Maffei’s career in government spans more than 20 years. He was twice elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for the 24th Congressional District of New York with assignments to the House Armed Services Committee, House Financial Services Committee, and the House Judiciary Committee. His earlier public service includes working for the Democratic staff of the House Ways and Means Committee and as the Press Secretary for U.S. Senators Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Bill Bradley. Maffei has substantial experience teaching and researching at universities and think tanks. In addition to his career as a public servant, Maffei has worked in the private sector as an independent consultant and as a broadcast journalist. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Brown University and his Master’s degrees from Columbia University and Harvard University.

Sessions With Daniel Maffei

Tuesday, 27 September

  • 11:15am - 11:45am (CST) / 27/sep/2022 04:15 pm - 27/sep/2022 04:45 pm

    The Regulatory View of North American Landside Issues

    Federal maritime regulators have a strong mandate and strengthened powers from Congress to crack down on unreasonable detention and demurrage at marine terminals. But there’s little regulatory recourse for shippers who believe there’s no way they can get containers out of inland rail ramps or return equipment in a timely manner — yet they’re incurring storage fees. These rail ramp pressures, along with the persisting challenges with chassis supply at various inland hubs, has pushed the Federal Maritime Commission to look even further beyond the marine terminal. FMC Chairman Daniel Maffei will share how the agency is meeting new ocean shipping reform legislation and how it's trying to untangle inland snarls of containerized supply chains. Following brief remarks, Maffei will have one-on-one discussion with JOC Executive Editor Mark Szakonyi.