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$618,000 in Penalties Collected by FMC

Friday, July 27, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Federal Maritime Commission has recovered a total of $618,000 in civil penalties through compromise agreements with eight non-vessel-operating common carriers settling the following charges.

- Two licensed NVOCCs were fined $70,000 and $75,000, respectively, for improperly utilizing rates contained in service contracts limited to certain named shipper accounts for unrelated shipments of cargo.

- A registered NVOCC based in China was fined $73,000 for (a) improperly utilizing rates contained in service contracts limited to certain named shipper accounts for unrelated shipments of cargo and (b) providing service in the liner trade that was not in accordance with its published tariff.

- A registered NVOCC in China was fined $85,000 for knowingly and willfully allowing another NVOCC to access its service contracts.

- A licensed NVOCC and freight forwarder was fined $35,000 for operating without a qualifying individual for a period in excess of one year.

- Three licensed NVOCCs were fined $120,000, $85,000, and $75,000, respectively, for unlawfully accessing service contracts to which they were not a party and providing transportation in the liner trade that was not in accordance with their published tariffs.

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