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Commission Advisory Regarding Red Sea Surcharges


The Commission recognizes that the threat to commercial shipping imposes costs on the maritime transportation industry. The FMC has announced a hearing to explore Red Sea shipping issues. Under statutory authority, the Commission and its staff are closely monitoring rates, charges, and rules that common carriers have implemented as a… Read More »

Industry Advisory — Requirements for Doing Business with NVOCCs and OFFs


The Federal Maritime Commission reminds Common Carriers, including Vessel-Operating Common Carriers (VOCCs), they must meet their compliance obligations when doing business with Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs) and Ocean Freight Forwarders (OFFs). Common Carriers must verify NVOCCs and OFFs are compliant with all applicable regulatory and statutory requirements related to licensing,… Read More »

Industry Advisory – Requirement to File Timely and Accurate Service Contracts


The Federal Maritime Commission reminds vessel-operating common carriers (VOCCs) they must file all service contracts and amendments to service contracts in the Commission’s SERVCON  system no later than thirty (30) days after the effective date. Failure to file service contracts in accordance with 46 CFR Part §530 could result in… Read More »

Industry Advisory—Requirement to Maintain Accurate Information on FMC Form FMC-1


The Federal Maritime Commission reminds common carriers and marine terminal operators they must maintain an accurate Common Carrier Tariff and MTO Schedule Registration Form (FMC-1). Any changes to information submitted through the FMC-1 must immediately be sent to the Commission. Existing filers should review information previously submitted to the Commission… Read More »