William P. Doyle



The Honorable William P. Doyle is the CEO and executive director of the Dredging Contractors of America. He previously served two terms as a commissioner on the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission, where he made sure that the Jones Act was protected and that foreign ocean carriers did not exert their collective market power over U.S. service providers.


U.S. Dredging Companies Maintain America’s Strategic Seaports

By William P. Doyle 2019-04-29 17:01:00

On April 30, 1798, President John Adams signed a congressional act establishing the Department of the Navy.  On this 221st anniversary the U.S-flag Jones Act dredging industry stands with the Navy as proud stewards of our nation’s strategic ports and remains committed to maintaining their channels and points of access at all times. Strategic ports are U.S. ports that are designated by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support major force deployments during national...

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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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