Background

Penalties Increased. Effective Jan. 15 the Federal Maritime Commission is increasing for inflation the maximum civil monetary penalty amounts for the following regulatory or statutory violations.

- adverse impact on U.S. carriers by foreign shipping practices: from $2,140,973 to $2,166,279

- violation of 1984 Shipping Act or FMC regulation or order issued thereunder: from $61,098 to $61,820 for knowing and willful violations and from $12,219 to $12,363 for others

- operating in foreign commerce after tariff suspension: from $122,197 to $123,641

- failure to provide required reports: from $9,639 to $9,753

- adverse shipping conditions: from $1,927,676 to $1,950,461

- operating after tariff or service contract suspension: from $96,384 to $97,523

- failure to establish financial responsibility for non-performance of transportation or death or injury: from $24,346 to $24,634

- making false claims or giving false statements in violation of Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act: from $11,665 to $11,803

OTI Licenses. The FMC has given notice that the following ocean transportation intermediary licenses have been revoked. A revocation may occur after a license is surrendered voluntarily by the OTI or for failure to maintain a valid bond.

- license #022878F: A-1 Fargo Van and Storage Inc.

- license #003379F: ACC Shipping USA Ltd.

- license #001053F: Aerotyme Inc.

- license #021152NF: American Global Logistics LLC

- license #003227F: Atlantic Customs Brokers Inc.

- license #012676NF: Challenger Overseas LLC

- license #016812NF: Embassy Freight International LLC

- license #017535NF: Energy Freight Systems Corporation

- license #014785NF: Green Light International Logistic Corp.

- license #027751N: Indiemodal Inc.

- license #017793F: M&N Seatank Agencies Inc.

- license #024835N: M&E Coastline Inc.

- license #027491NF: MAC Logistics Inc.

- license #022588F: Megatrans Logistics Inc.

- license #024584NF: Morgan Systems Inc.

- license #002762F: Smith Air Inc.

- license #002321F: Specific International Freight Forwarders Inc.

- license #016265F: TDC International Express Inc.

- license #024435N: Uniway Logistics Inc.

- license #026779NF: VSB Logistics LLC

- license #017909N: Willmar International Inc.

- license #024196N: World-wide Shipping Lines Inc.

In addition, the FMC has given notice that the following have filed applications (a) for OTI licenses as NVOCCs and/or ocean freight forwarders or (b) to amend an existing OTI license or the qualifying individual for a licensee.

- Adetech Global Services Incorporated, Beltsville, MD (adding NVO services)

- AFC Worldwide Express Inc. dba R+L Global Logistics, Atlanta, GA (QI change)

- Amass Global Network (US) Inc., City of Industry, CA (new NVO and OFF license)

- Aprojects USA LLC, Dover, DE (new NVO license)

- BBC Logistics USA Corp., Medley, FL (new NVO and OFF license)

- Crowley Government Services Inc., Jacksonville, FL (QI change)

- Currency Logistics LLC, Tacoma, WA (new OFF license)

- GR8FR8 Logistics LLC, Gilbert, AZ (new NVO and OFF license)

- HHX Logistics LLC, North Hollywood, CA (new OFF license)

- Isline Import & Export Services Ltd., Israel (new NVO license)

- KG Delivery & Moving Services LLC, Hyattsville, MD (new NVO license)

- Latam Freight Forwarder LLC, Miami, FL (license transfer to Latam Logistics USA LLC)

- Logistics Prime Corp., Spring, TX (new OFF license)

- Measureless Might Shipping Inc., Brockton, MA (new OFF license)

- Rohde & Liesenfeld (USA) Inc., Houston, TX (new OFF license)

- Seagull Global Logistics USA LLC, Morristown, NJ (QI change)

- Seagull Maritime Agencies Private Limited, New Delhi, India (QI change)

- Stellar Lines (U.S.) Inc., New York, NY (new NVO license)

- Supreme Logistics International USA Inc., Temple City, CA (new NVO license)

- Total Shipping LLC, Greenacres, FL (new NVO and OFF license)

- UML International (USA) Inc., Ontario, CA (new NVO license)

- Unitas Logistix Private Limited, Faridabad, India (new NVO license)

- Vandegrift Forwarding Company Inc., Florham Park, NJ (name change to Maersk Customs Services USA Inc.)

- Xcell Lines LLC dba Xcell, Laredo, TX (QI change)

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