Feb 15, 2012
Compromise Agreements Recover $490,000 in Penalties
The Federal Maritime Commission has completed compromise agreements recovering a total of $490,000 in civil penalties. The agreements were reached with eight non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs) and with related companies. The agreed penalties resulted from investigations conducted by the Commission’s Area Representatives in New York, Seattle, and Los Angeles. Staff attorneys with the Bureau of Enforcement negotiated the compromise agreements. The parties settled and agreed to penalties, but did not admit to violations of the Act or the Commission’s regulations.