Specializing in the maritime, port infrastructure and freight transportation sectors

About Kardian Ocean Shipping Consulting LLC

Gary Kardian recently retired from the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) after a 48 year career in the ocean shipping industry.  He spent the last 13 years of his career at the FMC.  For the first 12 years at the FMC he served as the Director of Office of Service Contracts & Tariffs and in his last year in the Office of Consumer Affairs & Dispute Resolution Services (CADRS) where he assisted many shippers primarily resolve demurrage and/or detention disputes.  In addition, he served as the Export Expert to assist exporters as well as the Commission’s expert witness for Demurrage & Detention (D&D).   Read More…


Service Contracts

Demurrage & Detention

NVOCC Service Arrangement (NSA)

NVOCC Negotiated Rate Agreement (NRA)


Dispute Resolution

FMC Compliance &
Industry Best Practices

Co-Loading / Full Container Load (FCL) Reselling

Index-Linked Service Contracts


Kardian Consulting’s clients are stakeholders in the international freight, supply chain, intermodal, terminal operations, and logistics sectors.

Examples of our clients include:


  • Beneficial Cargo Owners

  • Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs)

  • Shipping Lines

  • Maritime Attorneys

  • Terminal Operators

  • Port Authorities

Kardian Ocean Shipping Consulting LLC