FMC Launches Updated Carrier Agreement Library - Federal Maritime Commission
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FMC Launches Updated Carrier Agreement Library


The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is pleased to introduce a redesigned, more user-friendly Agreements Library. This online library of carrier agreements makes it easier for the ocean transportation industry and members of the public to search for, identify, and review vessel-operating common carrier agreements directly through the Commission’s website.

The new Agreements Library is free of charge and can be accessed 24/7 through the FMC’s website. No login is required.

Key benefits of the new Agreements Library include:

  • Near real-time notice to the public of recently filed agreements and amendments;
  • Synopses of agreements and amendments, as well as filing and effective date information;
  • Availability of full text of nearly all effective agreements and amendments filings, including those previously available only upon request.

“By creating an easy to use gateway to a comprehensive collection of agreement filings, we are helping people save time, save money, and are providing more services to the public through a relatively small investment in our IT infrastructure,” stated Acting Chairman Michael A. Khouri.

For more information about the Agreements Library, please contact Jason Guthrie, Director, Office of Agreements, or (202) 523-5793.