Background

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.

Violation

Max penalty < Jan. 15

Max penalty > Jan. 15

Adverse impact on U.S. carriers by foreign shipping practices

$1,978,690

$2,011,061

Knowing and willful violation of 1984 Shipping Act or FMC regulation or order

$56,467

$57,391

Violation of 1984 Shipping Act or FMC regulation or order not knowing and willful

$11,293

$11,478

Operating in foreign commerce after tariff suspension

$112,934

$114,782

Failure to provide required reports

$8,908

$9,054

Adverse shipping conditions

$1,781,560

$1,810,706

Operating after tariff or service contract suspension

$89,078

$90,535

Failure to establish financial responsibility for non-performance of transportation

$22,500

$22,868

Failure to establish financial responsibility for death or injury

$22,500

$22,868

Making false claims

$10,781

$10,957

Giving false statement

$10,781

$10,957

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