Maritime and Ocean Transport
- Cargo Preference
Covers compliance with U.S. cargo preference laws and regulations.
- Common Carrier Tariffs: FAQs
Lists frequently asked questions about common carrier tariffs.
- Deep Water Port Licensing
Provides a look into the Deepwater Port application and licensing process.
- Emission Standards: Diesel Boats and Ships
Provides general and technical information on the EPA’s marine diesel engine rulemakings.
- Emission Standards: Gasoline Boats and Personal Watercraft
Supplies consumer information as well as environmental regulations and guidance documents on gasoline marine engines that are used in outboard motors and personal watercraft.
- Federal Maritime Commission Bureau of Certification and Licensing
Covers passenger vessel certification and ocean transportation intermediary programs.
- Federal Maritime Commission Forms and Applications
Gives forms for ocean transportation intermediaries, passenger vessel operators, agreements and tariffs.
- Federal Maritime Commission Summary of Fees
Summarizes FMC fees.
- Federal Ship Financing Program – Title XI Financing
Offers program information, documents and forms.
- How to File an MTO Agreement
Gives a how-to guide to filing a marine terminal agreement.
- Import Cargo Control
Details cargo control documents.
- Introduction to Marine Terminal Operators
Overviews how the Federal Maritime Commission regulates marine terminal operations under the Shipping Act of 1984.
- Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation FAQs
Provides information on medical benefits, compensation, claims and insurance requirements under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.
- Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Information
Contains home page of the Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs in the U.S. Department of Labor.
- Merchant Mariner Licensing and Documentation
Acts as the primary web portal for merchant marine licensing.
- Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier Service Agreements
Lists frequently asked questions about NVOCC service agreements.
- OSHA eTool: Shipyard Employment
Offers an eTool describing common hazards and possible solutions for tasks performed during the ship building and repair processes. Shipyard work is traditionally hazardous, with an injury-accident rate more than twice that of construction and general industry.
- Ocean Discharge Criteria
Discusses the ocean discharge criteria laid out in the Clean Water Act and links to resources with more information.
- Ocean Regulatory Programs
Provides information about waste management programs and links to resources about ocean dumping and dredged material management.
- Ocean Transportation FAQs
Lists frequently asked questions about shipping laws and regulations.
- Ocean Transportation Intermediaries: FAQs
Compiles frequently asked questions regarding ocean transportation intermediaries.
- Ocean Transportation Intermediary General Information
Overviews ocean transportation intermediaries, licensing and registration requirements, and financial responsibility requirements. Also provides links to FAQs, Ocean Transportation Intermediary rules, and related information.
- Ocean Transportation Intermediary Licenses
Provides a general description of the Office of Transportation Intermediaries with appropriate contact information.
- Passenger Manifests
Explains that U.S. and foreign airlines operating aircraft with more than 60 seats are required to collect information on the name of each U.S. citizen on the aircraft and to request the name and phone number of a contact for that passenger for all flights that have either an origin or destination in the U.S.
- Passenger Vessel Operators: FAQs
Gives frequently asked questions and answers about regulatory responsibilities of passenger vessel operators.
- Passenger Vessel Operators
Provides customs requirements for passenger vessels. Operators of vessels having berth or stateroom accommodations for 50 or more passengers and embarking passengers at U.S. ports must provide customs with proof of financial responsibility (i.e., a certificate) to reimburse passengers for the water portion of their fare in the event of nonperformance, and provide coverage in the event of death or injury to passengers or other persons on voyages to or from U.S. ports. Customs and Border Protection will generally not clear cruise vessels failing to hold these certificates.
- Shipbuilding and Ship Repair: EPA Rules and Implementation Information
Outlines rules and documentation related to Subpart II- National Emission Standards for Shipbuilding and Ship Repair.
- Shipping Your Product Overseas
Links to all documentation and forms needed to ship your product overseas.
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works, Regulatory Program
Details this program, working to provide strong protection of the Nation’s aquatic environment, efficient administration of the Corps’ regulatory program, and fair and reasonable decision-making for the regulated public.
- Vessel Operating Common Carriers
Outlines that an ocean common carrier is defined in the Shipping Act of 1984 as a vessel-operating common carrier (VOCC). VOCCs are required to keep tariffs (a showing of its rates, charges, classifications, rules, and practices between all points or ports) open for public inspection.
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