Federal Maritime Commission’s Proposed Rules and Direct Final Rule Will Have Significant Impact on Carriers and Forwarders


At its meeting on September 26, 2019, the Federal Maritime Commission (“FMC”) issued two proposed rules and a Request for Comments on a Direct Final Rule that may significantly affect ocean transportation intermediaries (“OTIs”), such as vessel operating common carriers (“VOCCs”), non-vessel operating common carriers (“NVOCCs”), and ocean freight forwarders (“OFFs”). These actions will revise […]