Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs) that do not publish a tariff, contrary to Federal Maritime Commission regulations (46 C.F.R. §520.3(a)) will soon find their names on the FMC website.
In a press release dated August 31, 2023, the Federal Maritime Commission said it will begin posting the names of these erring NVOCCs and the public is advised that the NVOCCs listed are at risk of the Commission taking steps to revoke their license or terminate their registration.
The initial list has 16 NVOCCs that do not have a tariff. The FMC requires all NVOCCs operating in the U.S. trades to publish a tariff (46 CFR § 520.3).
Atlantic Pacific Tariffs Inc. is currently the 5th largest tariff publisher for NVOCCs. It has partnered with various stakeholders in the industry to help more local and foreign companies become licensed and leverage their FMC licenses to get more advantageous contract rates directly from ocean carriers.
What sets AP Tariffs apart from other tariff publishers is the easy access it provides to clients for compliance trainings and consultations (up to 2 hours/month). This is a preventive measure to help customers avoid potential penalties that are now up to $14,149 per occurrence.