Background

Effective Jan. 15 the Federal Maritime Commission increased 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 $2,166,279 to $2,301,065

- violation of 1984 Shipping Act or FMC regulation or order issued thereunder: from $61,820 to $65,666 for knowing and willful violations and from $12,363 to $13,132 for others

- operating in foreign commerce after tariff suspension: from $123,641 to $131,334

- failure to provide required reports: from $9,753 to $10,360

- adverse shipping conditions: from $1,950,461 to $2,071,819

- operating after tariff or service contract suspension: from $97,523 to $103,591

- failure to establish financial responsibility for non-performance of transportation or death or injury: from $24,634 to $26,167

- making false claims or giving false statements in violation of Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act: from $11,803 to $12,537

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