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New and Amended Maritime Agreements Filed

Wednesday, March 02, 2016
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 March 14.

Hoegh/Liberty Middle East Space Charter Agreement (Hoegh Autoliners AS and Liberty Global Logistics LLC) – The amendment adds Spain to the geographic scope of the agreement.

COSCON/CSCL/UASC/YMUK/CMA CGM/PIL Vessel Sharing and Slot Exchange Agreement – Asia and US/Canada West Coast Services (China Shipping Container Lines Co. Ltd. and China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd. (acting as a single party); United Arab Shipping Company; Yang Ming (UK) Ltd..; CMA CGM S.A.; Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd.; and COSCO Container Lines Company Ltd.) – The amendment adds COSCON as a party to the agreement and provides that upon the transfer by CSCL of its liner shipping business to COSCON all of CSCL’s rights and obligations under the amendment agreement will be assigned to COSCON and CSCL will be deemed to have withdrawn as a party to the agreement.

COSCON/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; CMA CGM S.A.; and COSCO Container Lines Company Ltd.) – The amendment adds COSCON as a party to the agreement, and provides that upon the transfer by CSCL of its liner shipping business to COSCON all of CSCL’s rights and obligations under the amendment agreement will be assigned to COSCON and CSCL will be deemed to have withdrawn as a party to the agreement.

COSCON/CSCL/HSD Slot Charter Agreement (China Shipping Container Lines Co. Ltd. and China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd. (acting as a single party); Hamburg Sud; and COSCO Container Lines Company Ltd.) – The amendment adds COSCON as a party to the agreement and provides that upon the transfer by CSCL of its liner shipping business to COSCON all of CSCL’s rights and obligations under the amendment agreement will be assigned to COSCON and CSCL will be deemed to have withdrawn as a party to the agreement.

COSCON/CSCL/CMA CGM/UASC/HSD Vessel Sharing Agreement (China Shipping Container Lines Co. Ltd. and China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd. (collectively known as China Shipping); United Arab Shipping Company; CMA CGM S.A.; Hamburg Sud; and COSCO Container Lines Company Ltd.) – The amendment adds COSCON as a party to the agreement and provides that upon the transfer by CSCL of its liner shipping business to COSCON all of CSCL’s rights and obligations under the amendment agreement will be assigned to COSCON and CSCL will be deemed to have withdrawn as a party to the agreement.

COSCON/CSCL/HSD Slot Exchange Agreement (China Shipping Container Lines Co. Ltd. and China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd. (collectively CSCL); Hamburg Sudamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts- Gesellschaft KG; and COSCO Container Lines Company Ltd.) – The amendment adds COSCON as a party to the agreement and provides that upon the transfer by CSCL of its liner shipping business to COSCON all of CSCL’s rights and obligations under the amendment agreement will be assigned to COSCON and CSCL will be deemed to have withdrawn as a party to the agreement.

Grimaldi/Liberty Global Logistics LLC Space Charter Agreement (Grimaldi Euromed S.P.A. and Liberty Global Logistics LLC) – The amendment would authorize the parties to charter space to/from one another in the trade between the U.S., Mexico and Canada on the one hand and Jordan on the other hand.

K-Line/Liberty Global Logistics LLC Discussion Agreement (Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. and Liberty Global Logistics LLC) – The agreement would authorize the parties to discuss non-rate operational matters worldwide.

CMA CGM/ELJSA Vessel Sharing Agreement Asia – US West Coast (Evergreen Line Joint Service Agreement and CMA CGM S.A.) – The agreement authorizes the parties to cooperate and establish a new weekly service in the trade between ports on the U.S. West Coast and ports in China and Japan.

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