Public Statements


Testimony

Governments often call witnesses to testify at hearings designed to inform the government as it considers new laws or to update lawmakers on the progress of implementation of existing laws. Calling witnesses to testify is a common practice of the U.S. Congress.

 

Testimony before the U.S. Congress

 


John Butler, World Shipping Council President and CEO testifies before the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee regarding MaritimeTransportation Regulatory Programs. (May 3, 2017) Read the testimony.


John Bulter, World Shipping Council President and CEO testifies before the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee regarding implementation of the SOLAS amendments at hearing on Maritime Transportation Safety and Stewardship Programs (April 14, 2016) Read the testimony.


WSC President, Christopher Koch, testifies before the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee regarding the Regulation of the Maritime Industry: Ensuring U.S. Job Growth While Improving Environmental and Worker Safety. (April 26, 2012) Read the testimony. 

 


 

Chris Koch testifies before the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee regarding the Economic Importance of Seaports - Is the United States Prepared for 21st Century Realities? (October 26, 2011). Read the testimony.


WSC President Christopher Koch submits a statement to House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Transportation regarding International Piracy on the High Seas. (February 4, 2009) Read the statement.


Christopher Koch testifies before the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee regarding 100% scanning and other maritime security programs.  (April 2, 2008) Read the testimony.


Chris Koch responds to additional questions from Chairman Price. Read the response.


The European Commission sends letter opposing 100% scanning. Read the letter.


Christopher Koch President and CEO of the World Shipping Council testified before the House Homeland Security Committee on the progress of the SAFE Port Act. (October 30, 2007) Read the testimony.


Don O’Hare testifies before the House Subcommittee on coast Guard and Maritime Transportation regarding the Reductions of Air Pollution from Ships and Ballast Water Management. (July 11, 2006) Read the testimony.


Christopher Koch testifies before the House Committee on Homeland Security regarding H.R. 4954 "The SAFE Port Act." (April 4, 2006) Read the testimony.  


Christopher Koch testifies before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Securing Maritime Commerce and Global Supply Chains. (March 30, 2006) Read the testimony.


Chris Koch testifies on maritime and port security before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (February 28, 2006) Read the testimony.


Chris Koch testifies to Senate panel on Maritime Transportation Security Act Oversight. (May, 17, 2005) Read the testimony.


Chris Koch testifies on "The State of Maritime Security" before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. (March 24, 2004) Read the testimony.


Chris Koch testifies on "Financing Maritime and Port Infrastructure" before House Panel. (November 20, 2003) Read the testimony.


Chris Koch testifies on maritime security and international trade before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in Seattle, Washington. (July 1, 2002) Read the testimony.


Chris Koch testifies on container security before the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation and calls for a unified, coordinated government strategy. (March 13, 2002) Read the testimony.


Chris Koch testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on port and maritime security. (February 19, 2002) Read the testimony.


Chris Koch tells House panel that projected trade growth will bring challenges to the U.S. transportation system. (May 23, 2001) Read the testimony.