Federal Maritime Commission February 26, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier Negotiated Rate Arrangements; Tariff Publication Exemption
Document Number: 2013-04392
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-26
Agency: Federal Maritime Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Maritime Commission proposes to impose registration requirements on foreign-based unlicensed non-vessel- operating common carriers (NVOCCs) and to extend an exemption from certain provisions and requirements of the Shipping Act of 1984 and the Commission regulations to foreign-based unlicensed non-vessel-operating common carriers that agree to negotiated rate arrangements (NRAs). The extension of the exemption is to make NRAs more useful and to enhance competition among all NVOCCs.