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Eric Johnson

S&P Global

Director/Senior Technology Editor, JOC

Sessions With Eric Johnson

Monday, 16 May

  • 10:15am - 10:45am (PST) / 16/may/2022 05:15 pm - 16/may/2022 05:45 pm

    Resilience of Ports and Maritime Supply Chains: The US Regulator’s Perspective

    If there is anyone in Washington, D.C., who has a long view of U.S. shipping law and regulation, it’s Carl Bentzel. While working as a senior Senate committee staffer, Commissioner Bentzel played a key role crafting the Maritime Security Act of 1996, the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1998, and, after the 9/11 attacks, the requirements mandated for maritime security through the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002. He has seen the trajectory of the U.S. maritime landscape from one dominated by U.S.-flag carriers including Sea-Land and APL to today’s environment where shippers are ascendant and dominating the terms of political debate in ways that will have a lasting impact on the industry. In a historic moment for U.S. shipping law and policymaking, with Congress likely to enact a new Ocean Shipping Reform Act and with new ideas such as data and information seen as a possible solution to improving cargo flow, Commissioner Bentzel will put it into perspective in conversation with JOC Senior Technology Editor Eric Johnson. 

Tuesday, 17 May