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Commission Grants Temporary Relief Requested by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. and “K” Line America, Inc.


The Federal Maritime Commission voted to grant the temporary relief sought by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. and “K” Line America, Inc. from certain service contract and tariff filing requirements.

The carrier sought relief from Commission regulations as part of its efforts to respond to a malicious cyberattack it experienced in March 2021.

The Commission granted the request for exemption from relevant service contract filing requirements and relevant tariff publishing requirements.  Both exemptions are subject to certain conditions.  The exemption from tariff publishing requirements applies only to cargo received on or after the date of the order.

All service contracts and tariff changes subject to the exemption must be filed or published no later than May 16.