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Protecting NVOCCs Against Customer Bankruptcies: Are Security Interests Possible?

USA - November 28 2017 Non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCCs) are often vulnerable to importerexporter debtors when they declare bankruptcy. As brick and mortar...

John J. Cruciani, Michael D. Fielding.

Federal Maritime Commission NVOCC Deregulation More Imminent

USA - November 14 2017 On November 8, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) issued a Notice for Proposed Rulemaking regarding modifications to NVOCC Service Arrangements...

House Passes Bill Allowing Government Agencies to Purchase Goods Online: A Major Development for E-Commerce

USA - September 7 2017 New legislation passed by the House of Representatives on July 14 contains language that would allow the Pentagon and federal agencies to buy directly...

Katherine Stubblefield.

Cargo Rerouted by Hurricane Should Be Picked Up Quickly

USA - August 30 2017 In guidance released August 28, 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reminded carriers whose ocean vessels have been diverted from their...

Tariff Reform: FMC Taking Aim

USA - June 27 2017 July 5 is the deadline to submit comments in response to the Federal Maritime Commission’s Notice of Inquiry seeking guidance on maritime regulations...