The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has received nine ocean transportation intermediary license applications and changes for review.
The FMC received non-vessel-operating common carrier license applications from Oriental Cargo Forwarders, National City, Calif. (Alexander Y. Tiu, vice manager); and Shipping International, Oakland, Calif. (Mehdi Bolourchi, president).
The agency received NVO/ocean freight forwarder license applications from American Transit Shipping, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Chukwuma I. Oka, president); Armada Services, Baltimore (Stephen R. Brodie, chief export officer); and Portis Logistics, Miami (Jesus A. Herrera, manager member).
The FMC also received ocean freight forwarder license applications from 1-800-Shipping, Deerfield Beach, Fla. (Thomas Jacob, director); and Aprile USA, New York (Satish Arora, assistant secretary).
In addition, the agency received applications for a business structure change to Action Worldwide Cargo Services from Nancy S. Frederick, Houston (Nancy L. Frederick, president); and for a name change from Worldwide Cargo Express, Draper, Utah (Dana M. Ferguson, treasurer) to Worldwide Cargo.
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