Donald L. O’Hare
Vice President
World Shipping Council


Megan Giblin
Director, Customs and Trade Facilitation
202-371-9235 or

Christopher Olsen
Policy & Program Assistant, Washington
202-617-3156 or


The global trading system depends upon efficient intermodal transport and competitive transport services worldwide.  Business strongly supports the liberalization of all transport modes, as well as initiatives to modernize maritime and multimodal transport regimes, enhance supply chain security and promote environmentally sustainable transport. USCIB and its international affiliates bring together shippers, carriers, ports, airlines, airport representatives and intermediaries to elaborate global business positions on these issues.


Influence international transportation regulations and policies in favor of a more competitive environment.

Current Priorities

  • Provide industry views to the U.S. government on bilateral and multilateral shipping and trade issues. Use USCIB’s global network to address bilateral concerns, including restrictive and discriminatory practices.
  • Contribute industry views toward policy initiatives concerning the security of maritime transport.
  • Through ICC, provide industry views in deliberations of the International Maritime Organization’s Maritime Safety Committee and Marine Environmental Protection Committee related to vessel emissions.
  • Through the ICC, call on ports, public authorities and other parties in the maritime supply chain to invest in freight transportation infrastructure to ensure the smooth flow of cargo and facilitate world trade.
  • Advocate direct government funding of dredging programs that are required to maintain the viability and competitiveness of U.S. ports and waterways.
  • Promote development of ICC recommendations to improve intermodal coordination through the use of electronic transport documents.

Please use the links below to explore recent statements and reports, news stories on USCIB’s website, and media coverage related to our work.

Positions and Statements

USCIB USCIB Urges Closer Cooperation on Air Cargo Security (7/8/2011) - In June, USCIB urged the heads of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Transportation Security Administration to work more closely to improve air cargo security, including taking other countries’ rules and regulations into account when implementing new air cargo security rules. In a letter to Customs chief Alan Bersin and TSA Administrator John Pistole, […]
Global Business Seeks Coordinated Action to Curb Maritime Piracy (7/8/2011) - Against the backdrop of ever-more aggressive forays by Somali pirates against shipping in the Indian Ocean, USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson recently wrote to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other top administration officials involved in national security to draw attention to a global Call for Action on Piracy, issued by our affiliate […]

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News Stories

Colombia Gets Approval to Join the OECD (5/29/2018) - Colombia will join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development following an agreement among the 35-nation forum's member states ahead of this week's OECD ministerial.
Somali Clampdown Causes Drop in Global Piracy (1/15/2014) - IMB’s annual global piracy report shows more than 300 people were taken hostage at sea last year and 21 were injured, nearly all with guns or knives. A total of 12 vessels were hijacked, 202 were boarded, 22 were fired upon and a further 28 reported attempted attacks. Nigerian pirates were particularly violent, killing one […]

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Staff Contact:   Megan Giblin

Director, Customs and Trade Facilitation
Tel: 202.371.9235

Megan Giblin manages USCIB’s work on customs policy, and provides support on trade and investment policy, handling issue management, policy development, and staff support for USCIB committees and working groups. Additionally, she serves as an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) representative to the World Customs Organization’s Harmonized Systems Committee.
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