Negotiated Rate Arrangements (NRAs)

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  • Author: Distribution Publications, Inc.
  • Level: Beginner
  • Study Time: 2+ hours
  • Course Exam: 90 min.
  • DPI Certificate in NRA Compliance 
  • Self-Paced Course
Course overview
U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Compliance for NVOCCs - Negotiated Rate Arrangements (NRAs)

This course is intended for compliance professionals at Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCC). This course will provide a detailed review of U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) regulations as they pertain to Negotiated Rate Arrangements (NRAs).

Upon completion of this course, students will have an in-depth understanding of NRAs and will be prepared to evaluate the implementation of NRAs in their own organizations. 
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Certification included

Upon completion of this course, students may take the course exam to earn the DPI Certificate in NRA Compliance. This certificate will indicate students have an in-depth understanding of U.S. Federal Maritime Commission regulations pertaining to Negotiated Rate Arrangements (NRAs).

The certificate will be signed by the president of Distribution Publications, Inc.

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Load Up on the Knowledge You Need

Gain the in-depth knowledge you need to effectively utilize and manage Negotiated Rate Arrangements (NRAs) at your organization.

Enrollment is currently open only to DPI Members. 

Request enrollment by clicking the button below to send a message to our accounting team or speak with your account representative. 

What's included?

  • 5 Modules + Bonus Material
  • 40+ Knowledge Checks
  •  Final Course Exam + Certification in NRA Compliance

Effective Learning 

Detailed interactive course modules break down Negotiated Rate Arrangements (NRAs) into easy-to-understand principals.

Knowledge You Need

Real-world best practices and tips for compliance professionals managing Negotiated Rate Arrangements (NRAs). 


Earn the DPI Certificate in NRA Compliance for compliance professionals. 
For questions, review our Course FAQ or contact us.

Course Overview

Module 1

Topic 1: What is an NRA?
Topic 2: Who may utilize NRAs?
Topic 3: Prerequisites to NRA Use
Topic 4: Potential FMC Compliance Issues

Module 2

Topic 1: NRA Format Requirements
Topic 2: NRA Rates, Terms, and Surcharges
Topic 3: Manner of Agreement
Topic 4: Timing of Agreement

Module 3

Topic 1: NRA Surcharges and Assessorials
Topic 2: NRA Surcharge and Assessorial Application
Topic 3: NRAs and Tariff Rule Application
Topic 4: NRAs and Pass-Through Charges

Module 4

Topic 1: NRA Amendments
Topic 2: Common Reasons for NRA Amendments
Topic 3: NRA Record Keeping 

Module 5

Topic 1: Pros and Cons of NRAs
Topic 2: Is an NRA right for my rate?
Topic 3: Precedence of NRAs vs. NSAs and Tariff Rates
Topic 4: Best Practices for NRA Management

Bonus Material + More!

- NRA Templates
- NRA Tariff Rule
- NRA Implementation Guide
+ Bonus Learning Module: Comparison of NRAs, NSAs, and Tariff Rates

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For questions, review our Course FAQ or contact us. 
Meet the Course Provider

Distribution Publications, Inc. 

Distribution-Publications, Inc. (DPI) est. 1975 is an expert in U.S. Federal Maritime Commission regulations. DPI is dedicated to providing clients with compliance solutions that meet the needs of today's challenging ocean freight marketplace. 
Patrick Jones - Course author
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