The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has received 25 ocean transportation intermediary license applications and changes for review.
The FMC received non-vessel-operating common carrier license applications from ASC Global Logistics, Gardena, Calif. (Suwon Song, chief executive officer); Cargoworld Express, Houston (Ho-Leung Tse, managing member); D&P Wholesale & Distributors, Santa Ana, Calif. (Thanh V. Phung, director); and Rota International, New York (Hasan S. Akipek, president).
The agency received NVO/ocean freight forwarder license applications from Automax Transport, Arcadia, Calif. (Alex C. Huang, chief executive officer); GP Logistics, Phoenix, Ariz. (Lars Kloch, president); HT Cargo USA, Garden Grove, Calif. (Tham T. Ho, president); King Cargo Corp., Miami (Luis Guilherme Gabiatti, secretary); and Laft, Hawthorne, Calif. (John J. Park, vice president).
The FMC also received ocean freight forwarder license applications from A2B Cargo, Kennesaw, Ga. (David R. Ashford, member); Caribbean Connection Import/Export, Medley, Fla. (Marcia Thorpe, president); Forest City Ocean Freight, Spokane, Wash. (David A. Duer, managing director); Hayek Services, Miami (Fransua A. Hayek, president); Sovana Global Logistics, Dulles, Va. (Anita Knapp, chief officer for maritime transportation); and Total Freight, Miami (Brian Contipelli, managing member).
In addition, the agency received applications for changes to qualifying individuals from Expert Log, Doral, Fla. (Annia Ortiz, manager); GP Logistics, Elk Grove Village, Ill. (Lars Kloch, president); NIK Transport, Rowland Heights, Calif. (Freddy I. Kuo, director); Seabridge International, Baltimore (Vernon R. Martin, president); Transoceanic Projects Development Co., Houston (Leonard P. Headrick, secretary); and Weida Freight System, Inglewood, Calif. (Yongliang "Victor" Wei, president); for addition of trade names from Blade Express, Hawthorne, Calif. (Kathleen Martin, secretary) to include Axis Ocean Logistics; and Universal Containers, Encino, Calif. (Ajay R. Rathod, manager); and for trade name deletions from ABF Freight Systems, Fort Smith, Ark. (Stephen J. Vicary, assistant vice president) to delete ABF International Sevices and ABF Global Supply Chain Services; and EP America, Houston (Nicolas B. Pena, vice president) to delete Rubik (EP America).
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