FMC REVOKES 81 OTI LICENSES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH OSRA
The Federal Maritime Commission has revoked the ocean transportation intermediary licenses of 81 companies for failing to comply with licensing requirements of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA).
Under OSRA, non-vessel-operating common carriers are required to obtain a license from the FMC. They are also required to file proof that they have increased their financial responsibility from $50,000 to $75,000, plus $10,000 for each unincorporated branch office.
Freight forwarders are required to maintain their existing licenses and to increase the amount of their financial responsibility on file from $30,000 to $50,000.
The FMC revoked the licenses of the following companies and ordered them to discontinue operations in the U.S. foreign trades:
Auto Overseas Ltd., Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Maurice Pincoffs Co., Houston; Andreani Corp., Miami; Blackbird Line Inc., Rockville, Md.; Century Express, Inc., Jamaica, N.Y.; Continental Van Lines Inc., Seattle; Exploit Express Freight Inc., So. San Francisco, Calif.; International Trade and Logistics Inc., Houston; S.H.R. Enterprises Inc., Hialeah, Fla.; Auto Export Services North America Inc., Elizabeth, N.J.; Bulkmatic Transport Co., Griffith, Ind.; Continental Shipping & Trading Import-Export Inc., Lauderhill, Fla.; Dukes Systems Corp., Jamaica, N.Y.; Tiger Express, Burlingame, Calif.; Formerica Consolidation Service Inc., Jamaica, N.Y.; J.C. Express of Miami Corp., Miami.; Landstar Ranger Inc., Jacksonville, Fla.; Nador Shipping Corp., Houston; R&S Trading, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico; World Wide Cargo Logistics Inc., Miami; Alrod International Inc., Burlingame, Calif.; Inter-American Freight Consolidators Inc., Miami; Johnson Storage & Moving Co., Denver, Colo.; Loa International (USA) Transport Co. Inc., Inglewood, Calif.; Og International (USA) Co. Inc., Rancho Dominguez, Calif.; Victory Van Corp., Alexandria, Va.; Yellow Freight Systems Inc., Overland Park, Kan.; Agency International Forwarding Inc., Miami; Air & Sea Inc., Miami; J.C. Express, Alhambra, Calif.; Federal Warehouse Co., East Peoria, Ill.; Hopkins Services, Houston; P.H. Petry Co., New York City; Treset Corp., Miami; Airlift Container Lines, Rosedale, N.Y.; Almcorp Project Transport Inc., River Ridge, La.; Excel Shipping Corp., New York City; Frontier International Forwarders Inc., Miami; Ocean Heights Inc., Houston; S.T.S. International Inc., Philadelphia; A.I.F. Services Inc., Miami; Albatross Shipping, Inc., Jamaica, N.Y.; Calico Equipment Corp., Signall Hill, Calif.; Denali International Inc., Seattle; International Distribution Inc., Edison, N.J.; Iris Enterprise Corp., Miami; Ocean Pacific Lines Inc., Honolulu; Rolines Shipping Corp., Miami; Seamax Inc., Des Plaines, Ill.; Cargo Maritime Services, Inc., Miami; Hemisphere International Shipping Inc., San Juan, Puerto Rico; International Transport Agency, Miami; Naviera Mundial Inc., Tampa, Fla.; Roberto Bucci (USA) Inc., New York City; Sea-Land Logistics Inc., Charlotte, N.C.; Transbridge International Inc., Savannah, Ga.; Transneftegazstroy America Inc., Houston; Poseidon Freight Forwarders, Inc., South San Francisco, Calif.; Centra Worldwide Inc., Signal Hill, Calif.; Time Definite Services Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill.; C&F Worldwide Agency Corp., Sait Just-Carolina, Puerto Rico; Deugro Ocean Transport Inc., Houston; Manna Freight Systems, Inc., Mendota Heights, Minn. World Marine Services Dominicana, LLC, Miami; Unitrans Shipping & Air Cargo Ltd., Kowloon, Hong Kong; Intermare Agency Services Inc., Destrehan, La.; Transpo Service Ltd., Grandview, Mo.; Gulf South Forest Products Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Millenium Logistics Services Inc., Miami; Pagoda Container Line Corp., Inglewood, Calif.; Seajet Express Container Line Ltd., Chelsea, Mass.; Taiun Co. (USA) Inc., El Segundo, Calif.; Advante Customs Broker and Freight Forwarders Inc., Sausolito, Calif.; Cargo Transport Inc., Seattle; Trans-Alliance International Forwarding Co., Teaneck, N.J.; Professional Cargo Services, International Inc., San Francisco; Sunmar Shipping Inc., Seattle; Universe Freight Brokers Inc., Miami; Allied International N.A. Inc., Naperville, Ill.; Sea Expo Freight Services Inc., Hewitt, N.J.