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Carl Bentzel

Carl Bentzel

Commissioner, Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)

Federal Maritime Commissioner Carl Bentzel was nominated by President Trump on June 12, 2019, to a term expiring on June 30, 2024. Prior to working in the private sector, Mr. Bentzel served the public sector for 10 years as a Senate professional committee staffer including, most recently, as Senior Democratic Counsel of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation. While working in the Senate, he served as one of the principals in crafting the Maritime Security Act of 1996, the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1998, and in 2002, after the attacks on 9/11, the requirements mandated for maritime security through the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002. Prior to his role in the Senate, he spent four years on the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee where he served as Counsel for Maritime Policy. Commissioner Bentzel earned his Bachelor of Arts from St. Lawrence University, his Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama, and his Master of Laws from the Admiralty Law Institute, Tulane University.

All Sessions by Carl Bentzel

Day 4 – April 18 April 18, 2023
10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Spotlight on Paper

Meeting Room 202 A-C: Level 2

Track: Markets and Global Trade 🛈Topics specific to products that come out of a recycling facility that can be sold as products or feedstock; ferrous metals; nonferrous metals (aluminum, copper, lead, zinc, tin, and precious metals); stainless steel and high-temperature alloys; plastics; recovered fiber (paper, corrugated, cartons); tires/rubber; electronics; glass; textiles; residential recyclers and materials recovery facilities; Basel Convention; OECD; import/export; and tariffs.
Recycled paper shipping has gone through a period of supply and demand high volatility in the past two and a half years and the entire shipping world has seen their supply and demand scenario change drastically. Learn how the Federal Maritime Commission has handled the continuously evolving situation and what the future strategy is moving forward.