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FMC reviews 12 OTI license applications

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has received 12 ocean transportation intermediary license applications and changes for review.

   The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has received 12 ocean transportation intermediary license applications and changes for review.
   The FMC received non-vessel-operating common carrier license applications from Trico Maritime International USA, Torrance, Calif. (Rohan I. Sourjah, manager); and Wynn Express Corp., Rosemead, Calif. (Hul S. Teo, office manager).
   The FMC also received NVO/ocean freight forwarder license applications from Gateway International. East Brunswick, N.J. (Vinod Nair, manager); G-Logix, Palatine, Ill. (Kevin S. Lee, secretary); South America Overseas Corp., Miami (Viviane G. Araujo, secretary); US Trade, Eagan, Minn. (Jason T. Grigg, managing member); Uship Now Corp., Doral, Fla. (Abigail Encio, president); and Vital Worldwide Logistics Corp., South Plainfield, N.J. (Ahmed Koura, president).
   In addition, the agency received license applications for changes to qualifying individuals from Cargo Partner Network, Rosedale, N.Y. (Debbie L. Geiger, vice president of compliance); Crowley Logistics, Jacksonville, Fla. (Thomas A. Sheridan, OTI compliance officer); and Trans Pacific Shipping, Los Alamitos, Calif. (Mee Y. Lee, secretary); and for the addition of trade name Fidelity Logistics from Fidelity Transport, Orange, Calif. (John Phyun, president).
   Persons knowing of any reason why an applicant should not receive an OTI license or amendment are urged to contact the FMC’s Office of Transportation Intermediaries in Washington, D.C. at (202) 523-5843. Lists of licensed OTIs (applications approved, bonds in place and fully licensed) — both ocean freight forwarders and NVOs — are also available on the FMC website.

The FREIGHTWAVES TOP 500 For-Hire Carriers list includes Crowley (No. 204).

Chris Gillis

Located in the Washington, D.C. area, Chris Gillis primarily reports on regulatory and legislative topics that impact cross-border trade. He joined American Shipper in 1994, shortly after graduating from Mount St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, Md., with a degree in international business and economics.