Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carriers Negotiated Rate Arrangements; Tariff Filing Exemption
The Federal Maritime Commission is issuing this Notice of Inquiry seeking comments on ways to make the tariff filing exemption provided to licensed non-vessel-operating common carriers in its regulations more useful, including its possible extension to foreign- based non-vessel-operating common carriers not licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission.
Inflation Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties; Correction
The Federal Maritime Commission is correcting information contained in a table in a rule published in the Federal Register of Friday, July 31, 2009 (74 FR 38114). The rule adjusts for inflation the maximum amount of each statutory civil penalty subject to Federal Maritime Commission jurisdiction, in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996.
Notice of Inquiry; U.S. Inland Containerized Cargo Moving Through Canadian and Mexican Seaports
The Federal Maritime Commission is issuing this Notice of Inquiry to solicit the public's views and information concerning factors that may cause or contribute to the shift of containerized cargo destined for U.S. inland points from U.S. to Canadian and Mexican seaports.
Certainty of Terms of Service Contracts and NVOCC Service Arrangements
The Federal Maritime Commission proposes to amend its rules regarding certainty of terms of service contracts and non-vessel- operating common carrier service arrangements. The proposed rule is intended to provide common carriers and their customers with certainty and flexibility if they decide to use long-term contracts that adjust based on a freight rate index that reflects changes in market conditions.