A federal judge in Atlanta on April 15 issued a preliminary injunction to curtail operations by Savannah-based freight forwarder Indigo Logistics. The order came after the Federal Maritime Commission charged the company with violations of the Shipping Act.
The FMC complained that Indigo has operated without a license or bond since at least 2008, shipping more than 170 loads of cargo, vehicles and household goods to destinations in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. The company continued to ship household goods through New York-based NVOs through March 2011.
The commission said Indigo applied for licenses as forwarder and non-vessel-operating common carrier in July 2008 but withdrew them after commission staff said the company did not meet licensing standards.
The FMC said its representatives found "Defendants are aware of, but do not intend to comply with, the Shipping Act. They have ignored warnings from the Commission indicating that their operations … without a license and bond is unlawful."
The injunction orders Indigo and its owners to cease operations while the commission begins its own administrative process.
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