William P. Doyle



William P. Doyle has served on the Federal Maritime Commission since 2013. Prior to his appointment, he served as Chief of Staff for the Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association (MEBA) and as director of permits, scheduling and compliance for the Office of the Federal Coordinator, Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects. He is a lawyer, an engineer and a merchant mariner with more than a decade of experience at sea.


The Importance of a Vibrant U.S. Merchant Marine

By William P. Doyle 2017-10-10 16:53:40

With Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate, it has been a tough hurricane season, but the U.S. Merchant Marine has once again answered the call. In fact, but for the Jones Act and the U.S. Merchant Marine, things could have been a lot worse. A review of recent U.S.-flag maritime policy and practice demonstrates the importance of Jones Act shipping. In the early 1990’s the whistle blew and the U.S. needed ships to support our troops, so a massive effort...

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FMC Rejects Japanese Carriers' Joint Service Plan

By William P. Doyle 2017-05-03 12:24:55

On May 3, U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner William P. Doyle issued the following statement:   Yesterday, I voted to reject the Tripartite Agreement proposed by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (K Line); Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. (MOL); and Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK).  This agreement was unanimously rejected by the Commissioners on the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC). This decision by the FMC in no way precludes the Japanese carriers from merging...

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