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FMC reviews 26 OTI license applications

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has received 26 ocean transportation intermediary license applications and changes for review.

   The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has received 26 ocean transportation intermediary (OTI) license applications and changes for review.
   The FMC received non-vessel-operating common carrier license applications from Cargo On Demand, Jamaica, N.Y. (Pat Lau, president); Origin Global Logistics, The Woodlands, Texas (Lance A. Forsythe, member); Susie Gonzalez Inc., Miami (Susie Gonzalez, president); and Tamarind International, Hobe Sound, Fla. (Lawrence C. Rogers, president).
   The agency received NVO/ocean freight forwarder license applications from Astra Supply Chain, Coral Springs, Fla. (Greta Korcho, operations manager); Leeward USA, Island Park, N.Y. (Maria R. Mayo, secretary); Overseas Shipping Services Co., League City, Texas (Mohamed A. Meselhy, president); Son Dance Enterprises, Forest Park, Ga. (Kimberly A. Duke, president); Unis, Walnut, Calif. (James J. Lin, chief executive officer); Venex Logistics Corp., Miami (Sonia Ergueta, vice president); and World Pac Logistics, Fort Lee, N.J. (Fatme Hajaij, director).
   The FMC also received ocean freight forwarder license applications from HIH Logistics, Cerritos, Calif. (Ashley Shields, vice president); Magusa Logistics Corp., Miami (Rosa C. Maguina, vice president); and World International Cargo Transfer USA, Gardena, Calif. (Augusto G. Santos, president).
   In addition, the agency received license applications for changes to qualifying individuals from A.J. Worldwide Services, Secaucus, N.J. (Selcuk Karabasoglu, vice president); Gateways International, Seattle (Dorothy B. Timma, vice president); Le Mare Transport, Medley, Fla. (Edgar A. Torres, president); Sea & Shore Shipping, Oldsmar, Fla. (Iman M. Safa, president); Shipping International, Oakland, Calif. (Mary Jane Centeno, vice president); Skyline Freight, Jamaica, N.Y. (Claudia de la Toree, vice president); and St. John Logistics, Iselin, N.J. (Norbert Mendes, secretary); for a transfer to CLS Group US from A&D International Logistics Corp., Miami (Diana Espinal Acevedo, member); for a business structure change to Asia Shipping USA from Asia Shipping Integrated Logistics USA, Miami (Robert Buitrago, secretary); for a name change to Rohlig USA from Weiss-Rohlig USA, Elk Grove Village, Ill. (John Cizek, U.S. Customs/FMC compliance manager); and for the addition of trade names Oceanstar Global from Oceanstar Express Co., Rancho Dominguez, Calif. (Paul D. Conolly, president); and ShipAll from Uniworld International, Orlando, Fla. (M.W. Shrourou, 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. 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.

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.