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New Automated Agreement Filing System Launched

Posted
August 2, 2016
NR 16-14

Contact: Karen V. Gregory, Secretary (202-523-5725)

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is pleased to offer the ocean transportation industry a more efficient option for agreement filing, review, and publication. Vessel Operating Common Carriers (VOCCs) and Marine Terminal Operators (MTOs) have a new option for filing agreements and amendments to existing agreements electronically through the FMC’s new eAgreements system, located at https://www2.fmc.gov/FMC.Agreements.Web.

The eAgreements system is user-friendly and can be accessed 24/7 through the FMC’s website.

The first step in the process for using this new system is to visit the eAgreement login page and register for a unique user name and password. Once registration is complete, filers can access the system to file new agreements and amendments to existing agreements. Filers are also able to easily make filing fee payments electronically.

Key benefits of the eAgreements system include:

  • Instant confirmation receipt for agreement filing
  • Elimination of paper, postage or courier costs
  • Faster publication of filed agreements on FMC website

“The FMC is always eager to improve our processes however we can, including through the use of technology. The Commission’s new eAgreements system offers a more efficient, less costly, process for the filing and publication of agreements” said Chairman Mario Cordero.

For more information about the eAgreements system or if you have difficulty accessing the system, please contact Jason Guthrie, Director, Office of Agreements, tradeanalysis@fmc.gov, or 202-523-5793.

The Federal Maritime Commission is responsible for regulating the Nation’s international ocean transportation for the benefit of exporters, importers, and the American consumer. The Commission’s mission is to foster a fair, efficient, and reliable international ocean transportation system while protecting the public from unfair and deceptive practices.