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.