Balikbayan Box : Simple Tip

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June 4, 2012 by Eric of Los Angeles

Is your shipping company licensed by the FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION(FMC)?

  • As a company shipping personal goods in the United States, the FMC is the independent federal agency responsible for regulating the U.S. international ocean transportation system for the benefit of U.S. exporters, importers and the U.S consumer(that’s you).
  • The FMC protects the public from financial harm, and contributes to the integrity and security of the U.S. supply chain and transportation system by:
    • Helping resolve disputes involving shipment of cargo, personal or household goods, or disputes between cruise vessel operators and passengers
    • Investigating and ruling on complaints regarding rates, charges, classifications, and practices of common carriers, MTOs, and Ocean Transportation Intermediaries (OTIs), that violate the Shipping Act
    • Licensing shipping companies with appropriate character and adequate financial responsibility
    • Identifying and holding regulated entities accountable for mislabeling cargo shipped to or from the United States
The Balikbayan Box industry is overflowing with companies that are not licensed or bonded as a Ocean Transportation Intermediary(OTI).

Here is how to check if your shipping carrier is licensed by the FMC:

  1. Ask your carrier for its legally registered business name
  2. Navigate to http://www.fmc.gov
  3. In the middle of the page locate the link: LIST OF FMC-COMPLIANT OTI’s (direct link: http://www2.fmc.gov/oti/)
  4. At the top of the page click NVOCC or Ocean Freight Forwarder
  5. At this point search for your shipping company by:
    1. Trade Name
    2. Trade Company Address
    3. Organization Number

 

REN INTERNATIONAL IS A LICENSED OTI/NVOCC: Organization #005820

www.reninternational.com

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