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Navigate the complex regulations of the maritime industry with ease by partnering with Atlantic Pacific Tariffs, Inc. (AP Tariffs), which is now offering Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) legal practitioner services. AP Tariffs has a team of expert attorneys who specializes in the laws and regulations governing ocean transportation in the foreign commerce of the United States. Whether you're a shipper, ocean carrier, or marine terminal operator, AP Tariffs can provide all the services you need, including:

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As a Federal Maritime Commission tariff publisher, Atlantic Pacific Tariffs, Inc. (AP Tariffs) understands the importance of reliable and up-to-date information for businesses in the maritime industry.

AP Tariffs is committed to providing its customers with the best possible service and resources to succeed.

Here are just a few reasons why you should choose AP Tariffs as your go-to FMC tariff publisher:

  • Accurate and Up-to-Date Information: We work tirelessly to ensure that our tariff information is accurate, up-to-date, and in compliance with all FMC regulations. Our team of experts is constantly monitoring the latest developments in the industry to provide you with the most current information.

  • Convenient Access: Our online platform provides easy and convenient access to all of the tariff information you need, 24/7. No more wasting time searching through stacks of paper or complicated websites. Simply log in and find what you need quickly and easily.

  • Time-saving Features: Our platform includes time-saving features such as quick search functions, filters, and customizable reports. You'll be able to find the information you need in seconds, freeing up more time for other tasks.

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When you choose AP Tariffs as your FMC tariff publisher, you will get accurate and up-to-date information, convenient access, time-saving features, expert support, and cost-effectiveness.

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Common carriers and marine terminal operators must maintain an accurate Common Carrier Tariff and MTO Schedule Registration Form (FMC-1). The Federal Maritime Commission issued this reminder earlier this month.

The FMC emphasized that any changes to information submitted through the FMC-1 must immediately be sent to the Commission.

Carriers and MTOs can face fines and other penalties if they fail to maintain a current and accurate FMC-1.

Thus, the FMC says, existing filers should review information previously submitted to the Commission to confirm it remains accurate.

New and existing filers can find additional information on their obligations in a User’s Manual available online.

The FMC uses Form-1: (a) to permit shippers and other members of the public to obtain reliable and useful information concerning the rates and charges that will be assessed by common carriers and conferences for their transportation services; (b) to ensure that carrier tariff publications are accurate and accessible; (c) to protect the public from violations by carriers; and (d) to review and monitor the activities of controlled carriers.

For questions regarding Form FMC-1, please contact

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