Do you ship HHG in or out of the USA? Make sure you are not breaking the law!

Date: September 27, 2017

Time: 11 am EDT

Register now for this important presentation.

Webinar Description: Join IAM on September 27 at 11 am EDT to learn more about the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and how they regulate the global moving and mobility industry. If your company quotes door to door shipments either to or from the U.S., this is a must-attend session to ensure that it is not targeted for non-compliance by the FMC.   In addition, the FMC will discuss what dispute resolution services are available for IAM Members who have issues with customers or other service providers in the maritime supply chain.


  • Director of the FMC Office of Consumer Affairs and Dispute Resolution Services (CADRS) – Rebecca Fenneman
  • Director of the FMC Office of Ocean Transportation Intermediaries (OTI) – Aline Hull
  • Deputy Director of the FMC Bureau of Certification and Licensing (BCL) - Clifford Johnson


Presenter Bios:

  • On November 13, 2013, Rebecca A. Fenneman was appointed Director, Office of Consumer Affairs and Dispute Resolution Services at the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC).  She is a career member of the Senior Executive Service.  Prior to her most recent appointment, she served as the FMC’s General Counsel (2010-2013).  She first joined the FMC’s Office of the General Counsel in 1998, and subsequently served as principal attorney-advisor for International Affairs and as Deputy Director of the FMC’s Bureau of Trade Analysis.  Prior to her employment at the FMC, she was a Research Fellow at the American Bar Association’s Central and East European Law Initiative.   Ms. Fenneman is a graduate of the University of Virginia (B.A, History) and of the University of Maryland Thurgood Marshall School of Law (J.D., with honor) and holds a certificate in International Commercial Arbitration from the American University Washington College of Law.  She is admitted to practice in Maryland.  She is past President of the Maritime Administrative Bar Association, and a member of the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) and the International Transportation Committee of the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association.

  • Aline Hull is the Director of the Federal Maritime Commission’s Office of Ocean Transportation Intermediaries (OTI), which is responsible for the review of applications for OTI licenses, investigation of the applicant and qualifying individual and recommendation for the issuance of the OTI licenses for ocean freight forwarder and non-vessel-operating common carrier (NVOCC) OTIs.

    Prior to joining the Commission in 2006, Ms. Hull worked in the maritime industry at a top-tier vessel-operating common carrier assisting large and medium exporters.  She holds an M.B.A. from the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University in Maryland with dual concentrations in International Business and Logistics, Transportation and Supply Chain Management.

  • In July 2015, the Federal Maritime Commission selected Cliff Johnson as Deputy Director of the Bureau of Certification and Licensing.    In this role Cliff provides oversight to the Office of Transportation Intermediaries and the Office of Passenger Vessels and Information Processing. 

    Cliff came to the FMC from the U.S. Maritime Administration Office of Commercial Sealift, where he worked in the cargo preference and Jones Act programs.  

    Prior to joining the Maritime Administration, Cliff worked over 30 years in the private sector, including Pricing and Marketing positions at Lykes Bros. Steamship Company headquarters in New Orleans, and as Vice President of Sales at Italia Line in South Plainfield, NJ.   He also owned a small South Florida based NVOCC before transitioning to the dry bulk business, as an owner of a dry bulk company with ocean-going, inland barging and terminal assets.  He entered the government sector in 2013.

    Cliff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Transportation from the State University of New York Maritime College.   He was a licensed merchant mariner deck officer, and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Naval Reserve as a Lieutenant Commander.