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Consumer Alert – Commission Revokes FMC License Of Transporte Medrano, Inc. D/B/A Medrano Express

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August 23, 2013 On July 25, 2013, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) revoked Transporte Medrano, Inc. d/b/a Medrano Express’ (Medrano Express) ocean transportation intermediary license. Medrano Express is no longer authorized to provide ocean transportation services. Consumers and businesses should not tender cargo to Medrano Express or its agents for… Read More »

Consumer Alert – Tam Tam, Inc. and T-Square Inc.

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May 24, 2013 The Commission has received reports that an unlicensed Ocean Transportation Intermediary (OTI) has been operating under the names of Tam Tam, Inc. and T-Square Inc. Consumers report that they paid these companies to ship automobiles and personal effects. However, Tam Tam Inc. and T-Square Inc. have failed… Read More »

Consumer Alert – Warning to Yacht Purchasers

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April 11, 2013 The Commission has recently received an increased number of complaints involving the international transport of yachts purchased by individual consumers. Examples of recent complaints include: Delays in shipping and delivering cargo; Use of boilerplate contracts that allow the shipping company to wait as long as a year… Read More »

Fact Finding Launched to Examine Household Goods and Personal Property Shipping Practices

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June 23, 2010 NR 10-16 Contact: Karen V. Gregory, Secretary (202-523-5725) By unanimous vote, the FMC initiated Fact Finding Investigation No. 27 into complaints or inquiries from individual shippers of household goods and personal property in U.S.-foreign oceanborne trades. This investigation will further the Commission’s Strategic Goal to protect the public from unlawful,… Read More »