What is an NVOCC Service Arrangement (NSA)?

An NVOCC Service Arrangement or NSA is a: written contract between an NVOCC and their shipper customer for ocean freight transportation.  Since 2005, Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs) may use NSAs to comply with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission’s tariff regulations. NVOCCs that use NSAs are exempt from filing NSA rates in their FMC tariffs, however […]

Why would I use an NVOCC Service Arrangement (NSA)?

NVOCC Service Arrangements (NSAs) are a great option to consider using for:   negotiated customer-specific rates,  long-term rates, e.g., annual rates, and  rates with customized surcharges, assessorials, or terms.  NSAs are generally considered best for long-term rates because surcharges can float with your tariff rules. This means that surcharges in effect in your tariff rules at […]

Do I have to renew my FMC Registration?

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission requires that NVOCCs renew their registration every three years. You will be contacted by the FMC via email (oti@fmc.gov) to provide renewal information and provided with an online portal logon. You will have to reconfirm all basic business information initially reported on your FMC Form-65 when you first registered with […]

Do I have to renew my FMC License?

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission requires that NVOCCs renew their license every three years. You will be contacted by the FMC via email (oti@fmc.gov) to provide renewal information and provided with an online portal logon. You will have to reconfirm all basic business information initially reported on your FMC Form-18 when you first obtained your […]

How do I renew my FMC License?

You will receive an email from the FMC with renewal information from oti@fmc.gov. This email will be sent to your organization’s primary FMC contact. This is the contact person and email you previously reported to the FMC as your primary FMC contact.  For most licensed NVOCCs, this is their organization’s Qualifying Individual (QI). The FMC may […]

How do I renew my FMC Registration?

You will receive an email from the FMC with renewal information from oti@fmc.gov. The renewal process is online and requires that you confirm or update key details from your FMC registration documents (Form FMC-65). To complete this FMC Renewal, you have two options. Self-Renewal:  Complete the FMC Renewal by yourself and send DPI a copy […]

How do I know when I need to renew my FMC License?

Each licensed NVOCC is provided a renewal date at the time of FMC License issuance. You can check this date by looking up your organization on FMC’s official list of NVOCC at https://www2.fmc.gov/oti/NVOCC.aspx. About 90 days before your renewal is due, DPI will send you a reminder message. You will also receive a renewal message […]

How much does it cost to renew my FMC License?

There is no FMC Fee for license renewal processing. If you request DPI to handle your license renewal reporting, our fee is US$ 120. If your license renewal requires complex reporting, for example reporting of multiple new branch offices or shareholders, additional time may be required to complete your renewal application. We charge US$ 60/hour […]

How much does it cost to renew my FMC Registration?

There is no FMC Fee for renewal processing. If you request DPI to handle your renewal reporting, our fee is US$ 50. Whether you self-renew or use DPI to handle your renewal, if you have changed your company’s head office address, contact information (phone, fax, email), or primary contact, you must also update your FMC […]

How do I know when I need to renew my FMC Registration?

Each registered NVOCC is provided a renewal date at the time of FMC Registration. You can check this date by looking up your organization’s registration on FMC’s official list of Registered NVOCC at https://www2.fmc.gov/oti/NVOCC.aspx. About thirty days before your renewal is due, DPI will send a reminder message. You will also receive a renewal message […]