Federal Maritime Commission

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General Help or Information

If you are not sure where to send your question or request, please submit general information, comments, & inquiries to: Inquiries@fmc.gov or call 202-523-5725

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests: foia@fmc.gov

Questions or filings in Docketed Proceedings, Commission Sunshine Act Meetings, please contact the FMC’s Secretary: secretary@fmc.gov or call 202-523-5725

Assistance with household goods, cargo shipment disputes, and passenger vessel complaints:

Dispute Resolution Service Request - Cargo

Dispute Resolution Service Request - Cruise

Contact the Consumer Affairs & Dispute Resolution Services:
Phone: 202-523-5807
Email: complaints@fmc.gov

To find out if an OTI or moving company is licensed by the FMC

View the Ocean Transportation Intermediaries (OTI) List

For Information on how to apply for an OTI License:

Visit our How to Become FMC Licensed page

Questions regarding Service Contracts, Tariffs and Carrier/MTO Agreements:

Contact the Bureau of Trade Analysis:
Phone: 202-523-5796
Email: tradeanalysis@fmc.gov

For Information about OTI Regulatory Requirements:

Visit our Ocean Transportation Intermediaries resource page

For Media Inquiries

Contact John K. DeCrosta, 202-523-5911

Additional Points of Contact:

Visit the Commissioners’ Pages for individual contact information


Visit the Bureaus & Offices Page and click on the office you’d like to contact

By Mail

Federal Maritime Commission
800 North Capitol Street, N.W
Washington, D.C. 20573

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