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FMC reviews 28 OTI license applications

   The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has received 28 license applications and changes for review. 
   The FMC received non-vessel-operating common carrier license applications from Atlantic Cargo Logistics, Deland, Fla. (Dietmar Lutte, managing member); Deep Ocean International Logistics, Houston (Sandra Lesage, member); JP Express Shipping Corp., Bronx, N.Y. (Felipe Vasquez, president); KazTransLimited, Shymkent, Kuzakhstan (Petr Ugay, general director); and Swift International Logistics, West Orange, N.J. (Michelle Dachot, president). 
   The agency received NVO/ocean freight forwarder license applications from Alexis Cruz, New York (Alexis Cruz, sole proprietor); Carrytech, Orange, Calif. (Sang Yul Lee, member); Global Expeditors, Avenel, N.J. (Maher Doughan, member); Madkem Logistics, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Thomas Salako, vice president); OES Logistics, Cerritos, Calif. (Chiae Leem, president); Overseas-Forwarding Int. Schiffahrts Speditionsgesellschaft, Hamburg, Germany (Gabriele Awads, vice president of American affairs); Premiere Logistics, Redondo Beach, Calif. (Richard K. Lowery, chief executive officer); and Transmar, Miami (Hugo A. Villanueva, president).
   The FMC also received ocean freight forwarder license applications from ABC Trucking and Logistics, Atlanta (Anthony C. Ogbodo, chief executive officer); Global Shipping & Freight International, Tampa, Fla. (Wissam Bahloul, president); Rafael Castillo, Compton, Calif. (Rafael Castillo, sole proprietor); Ray-Mont Logistics Corp., Spokane Valley, Wash. (Teri M. Zimmerman, treasurer); Richard J. Gonerko, Los Altos, Calif. (Richard J. Gonerko, sole proprietor); and U.S. Cargo International, Miami (Daniel Gamas, president).
   In addition, the agency received applications for changes to qualifying individuals from C.H. Robinson International, Eden Prairie, Minn. (Kenneth D. Sine, vice president of ocean services); Global Link Logistics, Tucker, Ga. (Brian Pinkett, vice president of operations and information technology); Sterling Relocation Americas, Wilton, Conn. (Sharon Phipps, vice president of transportation services); and T&B Master Logistics, Carson, Calif. (Jun Hyun Park, president); for license transfers from ARCA International, Orlando, Fla. (Richard J. Clarke, secretary); Jetta Cargo Services, Hawthorne, Calif. (Ping “Johnny” Chan, secretary); and Seastar International Group, Bridgewater, N.J. (Ying Zhao, president);for trade name change from Ocean Star International, Coral Springs, Fla. (Joshua Morales, president); and for a name change from Matson Logistics Warehousing, Concord, Calif. (Steven T. Rubin, vice 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 at (202) 523-5843.

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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.