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U.S. Shipping Act

Review the U.S. Shipping Act to learn about your obligations as an ocean common carrier or ocean freight forwarder.

DPI's e-learning platform helps you navigate the regulatory seas

DPI’s e-learning platform provides courses and videos aimed at helping compliance professionals learn about U.S. Federal Maritime Commission regulations. 

Certificate Course

NRA Course

Gain the in-depth knowledge you need to effectively utilize and manage Negotiated Rate Arrangements (NRAs) at your organization.

  • DPI Certificate in NRA Compliance
  • Self-Paced Course
  • Study Time: 2+ hours

Video tutorial

Shipping Act Enforcement

Learn about Shipping Act enforcement and key FMC regulations that your organization should be aware of in this expert summary presented by Distribution Publication, Inc.   

  • Expert summaries of key FMC regulations
  • For organizations new to FMC compliance
  • Run Time: 7 min.

Certificate Course

FMC Tariff Compliance – Rules & Rates

Take the steps to become an expert in FMC tariffs by learning the ins and outs of FMC tariff regulations with DPI's Tariff Compliance Course. Enrollment open to DPI Members soon!

  • VOCC and NVOCC Tariff Compliance Modules
  • Earn the DPI Certificate in Tariff Compliance
  • Study Time: 3+ hours

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting Started with DPI

How can I file Service Contracts with the FMC?

How do I view an FMC Tariff published by DPI?

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

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

Do you provide FMC-1 services?

Do you provide FMC-65 services for registration as NVOCC outside the USA?

Will you be my agent for service of process?

What do you do as agent for service of process?

Do you provide NVOCC bonds?

How do I publish an FMC Tariff with DPI?

What is the tariff rate?

How do I submit a tariff rate filing to DPI?

What is a tariff rule?

How do I submit a tariff rule filing to DPI?

How do I know if I need an NVOCC license or registration?

When do I have to update my NVOCC license or registration?

Do I have to renew my FMC License or Registration?

How can DPI help save me time and automate FMC compliance?

Celebrating 45 Years of Navigating the Regulatory Seas

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