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An Update From the Federal Maritime Commission (Webinar Recording + Presentation Materials)

31 Dec 2023
10:00am - 11:00am PST

An Update From the Federal Maritime Commission
(purchase includes a copy of the webinar recording + presentation slides)


Join us to hear about the changes at FMC and how they will impact our industry! FMC is in the process of restructuring the entire Commission staff, including certain complaint processes. There will be a quick rollout, but at the same time, there’s still a lot of work to be done. 

Gabriel Padilla wants to hear from us in order to present our suggestions up his chain to the Commission, so he encourages our members to be creative with ideas and questions. There will be time to ask questions during the webinar, but we encourage you to submit them in advance – email them to

An overview of the latest developments at the Federal Maritime Commission and how the Federal Maritime can assist with cargo issues at the ports.

  • What is the FMC doing in the short term? Long term?
  • Update on what is being done on the issue of “empties”
  • Time-line past, present, and future of D&D reform
  • Breakdown New Compliant system
  • Help! The Demurrage clock should not start until CBP holds are removed
  • Mr. Padilla will take industry input to help create a FAQ for working through the implementation.
  • More changes to come!


Gabriel Padilla is an Area Representative for the Federal Maritime Commission in the Los Angeles Office.  His duties include conducting investigations, inquiries, and outreach activities in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Mr. Padilla has extensive industry knowledge and previously served as the Customs & Border Protection Chief Agriculture Specialist in the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport, where he led a team of specially trained Agriculture Specialists in their efforts to identify shipments that pose a significant risk to U.S. agriculture and natural resources. He began his government career with the United States Department of Agriculture in the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport and majored in Agronomy and International Agriculture at Iowa State University.


This event originally aired on August 9, 2022.

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