Recent Federal Maritime Commission Activity

Recent-Federal-Maritime-Commission-Activity

On April 27, 2020, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a press release of immediate interest to the international transportation community granting temporary relief from certain service contract requirements. The FMC’s mission is to ensure a competitive and reliable international ocean transportation supply system that supports the U.S. economy and protects the public from unfair […]

Amendments to the Federal Maritime Commission Regulations Governing Non-Vessel Common Carrier Negotiated Rate Arrangements and Negotiated Service Arrangements Are Now in Effect

Amendments to the Federal Maritime Commission Regulations Governing Non-Vessel Common Carrier Negotiated Rate Arrangements and Negotiated Service Arrangements Are Now in Effect

As of August 22, 2018, per the final rule in FMC Docket 17-10, the Federal Maritime Commission (“FMC”) will now allow Negotiated Rate Arrangements (“NRAs”) to be amended at any time, to be accepted by booking a shipment and to contain non-rate economic terms. The final rule will also allow Negotiated Service Arrangements (“NSAs”) to […]