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JANUARY 2017 - THE NEW YEAR

A peek at the past gives us clues as to what we can expect in this New Year. A decade ago in 2007, the iPhone was introduced and Netflix started streaming movies and shows. The next year saw the development of the Blockchain concept with better encryption and the removal of the middleman from financial transactions. Uber was created in 2009, leaving the taxi and limo services scrambling ever since. In 2010, the iPad debuted . . .  Read the full newsletter by clicking the link below.

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DECEMBER 2016 - SEASONS'S GREETINGS

On behalf of everyone at Global Maritime Transportation Services, Inc. we wish to take a moment to wish you and yours the very best for the holiday season . . .  Read the full newsletter by clicking the link below.

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NOVEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTER - GENERAL RATE INCREASES OFTEN MISAPPLIED

The institutional understanding of surcharges and rate increases is essential to
your organization, especially within the pricing and customer service
departments. It is crucial that your staff be trained, otherwise with every new
filing made their lack of knowledge leads to significant consequences. You
can expect increased confusion among your customers, misunderstanding and
errors by your rating department, and in some cases, fines for misapplied
charges filed within your tariff. . . Read the full newsletter by clicking the PDF link below.

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OCTOBER 2016 NEWSLETTER - FMC REALIGNING FEES WITH COSTS

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is amending its user fees to more accurately align fees with the costs associated with each service it provides.

Specifically, the FMC is increasing fees for:

Filing complaints and certain petitions; record searches; document copying; admissions to practice; paper filing of ocean transportation intermediary (OTI) applications; filing applications for special permission; and filing agreements. . . Read the full newsletter by clicking the PDF link below.

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