Feb 25, 2011
Commissioner Brennan Dissents from Majority Vote to Issue Final Rule Creating Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier Negotiated Rate Arrangements
On July 31, 2008, the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA) petitioned the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to exempt non-vessel-operating (NVO) common carriers from the statutory requirement to publish, and adhere to, tariff rates. In response to the intermediaries’ petition, the Commission initiated on its own motion the exemption that the Commission is now considering. The Commission should disapprove the exemption for two reasons.