Company Fined $75,000 for Obtaining Transportation at Lower Rates
Walmay Logistics, Inc., a licensed NVOCC based in Diamond Bar, California entered into a compromise agreement with the Federal Maritime Commission and paid a penalty of $75,000, to settle the allegation that it knowingly and willfully obtained transportation at less than applicable rates and charges by unlawfully accessing service contracts to which they were not a party.
The FMC alleged that between June 14, 2015 and April 19, 2016, Walmay Logistics knowingly and willfully permitted an unrelated, non-signatory party to access COSCO contract no. CFN15001, thereby obtaining ocean transportation for such third party at less than the rates and charges that would otherwise apply
The compromise agreement also alleged that Walmay Logistics provided transportation in the liner trade that was not in accordance with its published tariff.