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Federal Maritime Commission Ocean Freight Forwarder (OFF) Bond - $50,000

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The Ocean Freight Forwarder Bond, also known as an OFF Bond, is required by all those engaged as Ocean Transportation Intermediaries (OTI's) and guarantees compliance with the Ocean Shipping Reform Act.

The function of an Ocean Freight Forwarder is to assume legal possession of a shipper's cargo and moves it from one location to another.

The Federal Maritime Commission Ocean Freight Forwarder (OFF) Bond is in place to assure that payments for damages against the Ocean Freight Forwarder arising from transportation related activities.  This Federal Maritime Commission Ocean Freight Forwarder (OFF) Bond also serves as a guarantee that any fines levied by the Federal Maritime Commission are financially backed with a bond.

Currently, an Ocean Freight Forwarder is required to execute a $50,000 OFF Bond.  If there are several Ocean Freight Forwarder branches domestically, each one of the branches will add $10,000 to the Official Freight Forwarder Bond total.

This Federal Maritime Commission Ocean Freight Forwarder (OFF) Bond requires underwriting and we offer a 24 hour free approval process for  your OFF Bond.

Our Free 24 Hour Quote Procedure

How to cut down the approval process and keep your cost low:

1.      Our applications are all that's usually needed to get you a price.

2.      Occasionally, more information is needed. If so, we will contact you within 24 hours.

3.      If you have credit issues, approvals might need an additional day.

4.      We never require an application fee. All quotes are 100% free.

5.      Bond approvals, like loans, are based on personal credit, financial strength of the owner, bond amount and type of bond. The more information you provide, the better chance you have of getting the lowest available price and a faster approval.


Complete our fast and easy online application by clicking the link below. Most will receive a free quote for a Federal Maritime Commission Ocean Freight Forwarder (OFF) Bond within 24 hours.

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