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New and Amended Maritime Agreements Filed

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Federal Maritime Commission has issued notice that the following new or amended agreements have been filed. Interested parties may submit comments by Oct. 28.

Cruise Lines International Association Agreement (AMA Waterways, American Cruise Lines Inc., Avalon Waterways, Azamara Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises Inc., Costa Cruise Lines, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Line, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Hurtigruten Inc., Louis Cruises, MSC Cruises, NCL Corporation, Oceania Cruises, Paul Gauguin Cruises, Pearl Seas Cruises, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Seabourn Cruise Line, SeaDream Yacht Club, Silversea Cruises Ltd., Uniworld River Cruises Inc. and Windstar Cruises) – The amendment updates the agreement membership and revises appendix A to reflect changes to the agreement’s Affiliated Seller of Travel program.

Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (American President Lines Ltd. and APL Co. PTE Ltd. (operating as a single carrier), A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S trading as Maersk Line, China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Company Limited and China Shipping Container Lines Company Limited (operating as a single carrier), CMA CGM S.A., COSCO Container Lines Company Ltd., Evergreen Line Joint Service Agreement, Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd., Hapag-Lloyd AG, Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. Ltd., Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., Mediterranean Shipping Company, Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Orient Overseas Container Line Limited, Yangming Marine Transport Corp. and Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.) – The amendment would revise the geographic scope of the agreement to delete the two-year time limitation for the inclusion of the U.S. export trade.

CMA CGM/HLAG U.S.-West Med Slot Exchange Agreement (CMA CGM S.A. and Hapag-Lloyd AG) – The amendment would delete the authority of the parties to share vessels and make changes throughout the agreement to reflect the removal of that authority.

CSCL/UASC/CMA CGM Vessel Sharing and Slot Exchange Agreement, Asia - U.S. West/East/Gulf Coasts (China Shipping Container Lines Co. Ltd. and China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd. (collectively known as China Shipping), United Arab Shipping Company S.A.G. and CMA CGM S.A.) – The agreement authorizes the parties to cooperate on routes between Asia and the U.S. East, West and Gulf coasts through a combination of vessel sharing and slot exchange/charter arrangements.

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