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The Federal Maritime Commission has issued a final rule increasing for inflation the maximum amounts of each statutory civil monetary penalty subject to FMC jurisdiction, as follows. These updated amounts were effective as of Jan. 15.
Max penalty < Jan. 15
Max penalty > Jan. 15
Adverse impact on U.S. carriers by foreign shipping practices
Knowing and willful violation of 1984 Shipping Act or FMC regulation or order
Violation of 1984 Shipping Act or FMC regulation or order not knowing and willful
Operating in foreign commerce after tariff suspension
Failure to provide required reports
Adverse shipping conditions
Operating after tariff or service contract suspension
Failure to establish financial responsibility for non-performance of transportation
Failure to establish financial responsibility for death or injury
Making false claims
Giving false statement