BLUST NOMINATION TO FMC CHAIRMAN MOVES TO FULL SENATE FOR APPROVAL
The nomination of Stephen R. Blust, President Bush’s pick for the nation’s next Federal Maritime Commission chairman, passed the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation by voice vote in “executive session” Tuesday.
Blust’s nomination has been forwarded by the committee to the full Senate for its consideration and confirmation, which could be as early as this week.
The Bush administration nominated Blust to FMC chairman and commissioner in January. His confirmation hearing came before the Senate Commerce Committee’s Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Subcommittee on June 5.
Once approved by the full Senate, Blust would conclude his position as president and chief executive of Tampa Bay International Terminals in Tampa, Fla. For more information about Blust’s maritime career, refer to July American Shipper, page 14.