US Flag iconThis site is an official U.S. Government Website.

Rule Easing Burden on Service Contract Parties Now in Effect


Ocean carriers, effective Thursday, June 25, 2020, are no longer required to publish a concise statement of essential terms for individual service contracts.

This change in Federal Maritime Commission regulations was made by a final rule published in yesterday’s Federal Register and culminates a process initiated with a petition filed by the World Shipping Council at the FMC in 2018.