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Distribution-Publications, Inc. (DPI) is a leading publisher of ocean and intermodal freight tariffs.


Established in 1975, DPI provides expert guidance on U.S. Federal Maritime Commission compliance. 

Our expert staff members are ready to assist you with FMC tariffs, FMC licensing and registration, service contract regulations, Negotiated Rate Arrangements (NRAs), NVOCC Service Arrangements (NSAs), compliance automation, and much more.

1000s of Successful FMC Licenses & Registrations
45 Years in Operation
Outstanding Support for Our Clients
10,000+ FMC Tariffs Published To Date
Global Client Base From 55+ Countries
Latest in Oracle Database Technology
“…dedicated to helping our clients understand and comply with FMC regulations.”

Trained Experts to Help You

Our Personnel

DPI is managed by our President, James E. Devine, Jr., who joined DPI in 1993, after working for two ocean carriers and for the New York Journal of Commerce. Mr. Devine is a certified FMC Practitioner and has testified in U.S. federal courts as an expert witness on FMC tariff regulations.

Our staff includes our Publishing Manger, Contracts Manager, Licensing Manager, IT Manager, and other experienced and multilingual personnel. DPI is dedicated to helping clients understand and comply with FMC regulations.

Our Services

A Global Service

Our Clients

DPI serves a wide range of ocean carriers, ocean freight forwarders, ports, Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs), shippers, and maritime attorneys. Superior communications skills enable DPI to provide its service to clients around the world. Well-known clients include:

Our clients rely on us to maintain and update their FMC tariffs and for consultation on FMC regulations.

I have been in the shipping industry since the 70s and have worked with various tariff companies. Your company is the only one that takes the time to explain new regulations, has an interactive user friendly website and confirms the rate filing the same day.

You are all so unbelievably attentive and professional at your job it is amazing. It is such a pleasure to do business with such experts.

Mickey McKenna, Blue Carrier Line Inc.

DPI provides outstanding customer service, which is something that is hard to find in the shipping industry today.

Their staff is professional and knowledgeable in the FMC regulations, and their user-friendly tariff systems are modern and reliable.

Tarek Abdallah, Folk Shipping Company

It is an absolute pleasure to work with DPI. The staff is very professional, knowledgeable, and always willing to help and answer any questions.

The website is very easy to use, it makes filing quick and easy!

Joyce Garcia, North Atlantic International Ocean Carrier Inc.

Celebrating 45 Years of Navigating the Regulatory Seas

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