Commission Grants Temporary Relief Requested by Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.
The Federal Maritime Commission granted the temporary relief sought by Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (Expeditors) from certain tariff filing requirements.
Expeditors sought relief from Commission regulations as part of its response to a malicious cyberattack experienced in February 2022.
The exemption is effective for 90 days, from March 8 through June 6, 2022.
The Commission granted the request for exemption from relevant tariff publishing requirements subject to certain conditions. The exemption from tariff publishing requirements applies only to cargo received on or after the date of the order. Expeditors must also give shippers at least 30 days’ advance notice before applying any new or initial rate, charge, or change in an existing rate that results in an increased cost to a shipper.
All service contracts and tariff changes subject to the exemption must be filed or published no later than June 6, 2022.