Filing Carrier / MTO Agreements - Federal Maritime Commission - Federal Maritime Commission
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Filing Carrier / MTO Agreements

All agreements by or among vessel operating common carriers or marine terminal operators, unless otherwise exempted, must be filed with the Commission prior to their effectiveness. FMC regulations governing the filing of agreements can be found at 46 CFR Part 535.

Agreements may be filed electronically using the eAgreements application.

Please note that you will need a user account to file an agreement in this application. User accounts can be requested by emailing

  • your name,
  • email address, and
  • a brief description of the agreement you are seeking to file.

Please note that any agreement filed through this application will immediately be made available to the public.

Agreements may be filed in hard copy by sending the appropriate documents to:

Office of the Secretary
Federal Maritime Commission
800 North Capitol Street
Washington, DC 20573

The Federal Maritime Commission maintains a library of current agreements in effect.