But, it is, and people continue to violate the rules.
At least the FMC is collecting some money to offset part of their expense.
From the Journal of Commerce
FMC Assesses $748,000 in Penalties
Hanjin Shipping paid the Federal Maritime Commission $440,000 to settle allegations that it violated the Shipping Act of 1984, the commission announced this week. Hanjin allegedly charged shippers less-than-tariff rates, and allowed access to contract rates for ocean transportation intermediaries that were not signatories.
Then there's a whole bunch of freight forwarders/OTI's/NVOCC'S they went after.
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