How do I view an FMC Tariff published by DPI?

All tariff rules published by DPI are available for viewing free of charge. Search current or past tariff rules using our database’s powerful search tools.   DPI Members If DPI publishes your FMC tariff, simply click here to access your account. After logging in, select My Tariff from the Member Menu. You may also review our […]

How can I file NVOCC Service Arrangements (NSAs) with the FMC?

NVOCC Service Arrangements (NSAs) are not filed in an FMC tariff, instead NVOCCs must issue NSAs directly to their shippers and obtain their written acceptance. FMC regulations require that NSAs contain specific terms, shipment, and rate information. There are also detailed formatting and timing requirements for NSAs and NSA acceptance.    DPI’s expert staff offer assistance […]

How can I file Negotiated Rate Arrangements (NRAs) with the FMC?

Negotiated Rate Arrangements (NRAs) are not filed in an FMC tariff, instead NVOCCs must issue NRAs directly to their shippers and record their shippers’ acceptance. FMC regulations require that each NRA contains specific shipment, rate, and surcharge information. There are also detailed formatting and timing requirements for NRAs and NRA acceptance. DPI’s expert staff offer assistance […]

How do I publish an FMC Tariff with DPI?

If you would like DPI to publish your FMC Tariff, please contact us for a proposal. To learn more about our services view DPI’s FMC Tariff Publications Services. For over 45 years, the experts at DPI have assisted Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs), Vessel-Operating Common Carriers (VOCCs), and Marine Terminal Operators (MTOs) to publish FMC Tariff rules […]

What is the tariff rate?

A tariff rate is a description of charges for ocean freight services for a specified commodity between specified origins and destinations. The tariff rate may be subject to surcharges contained in the tariff’s rules or include charges for additional services, so long as those charges are fully described in the tariff rate.   U.S. Federal Maritime […]

How do I submit a tariff rate filing to DPI?

If you’re a DPI Member, simply log on to your account and click Rate Filing Request in the Member Menu. A Rate Filing Template will appear for you to complete and submit for filing. A Help Guide will appear on the right-hand side of your screen with a helpful description and explanation of each field […]

What is a tariff rule?

A tariff rule is a description of charges, classifications, rules, or practices applicable to ocean freight services moving under the tariff owner’s bill of lading or via the tariff owner’s marine terminal. U.S. Federal Maritime Commission regulations require that Vessel Operating Common Carriers (VOCCs) and Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs) publish and maintain tariffs listing all […]

How do I submit a tariff rule filing to DPI?

If you’re a DPI Member, simply log on to your account and click Rule Filing Request in the Members’ Menu. A Rule Filing Template will appear for you to complete and submit for filing. A Help Guide will appear on the right-hand side of your screen with a helpful description and explanation of each field […]