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Company Fined $85,000 for Obtaining Transportation at Lower Rates

SWAT International, based in Jamaica, New York, entered into a compromise agreement with the Federal Maritime Commission and paid a penalty of $85,000, 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 SWAT unlawfully accessed Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd (K-Line) Service Contract No. SHA5071904 to which it was not a signatory or named affiliate.

Between June 5, 2015 and March 25, 2016, SWAT provided service that was not in accordance with the rates or charges contained in its published tariff or any non-tariff alternative authorized by the Commission’s regulations, the FMC noted.

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