People on the Move: A Cargomatic Podcast With Federal Maritime Commissioner Carl Bentzel
Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Commissioner Carl Bentzel discusses MTDI and OSRA with Weston Labar, host of the People on the Move podcast by Cargomatic. Bentzel explains that during the pandemic, the FMC saw just how crucial cargo transportation is to the national economy and realized they needed to take a more aggressive posture and work with the industry to address problematic issues such as congestion. The report on Maritime Transportation Data Initiative (MTDI) aimed to assess movement information quality and recommend standards for harmonization of data of maritime data. As for OSRA, it was designed to reform existing shipping legislation to better protect shippers and investors from so-called “bad actors”. in the industry.