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New and Amended Maritime Agreements Filed

Wednesday, April 09, 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 April 21.

The G6/Zim Transpacific Vessel Sharing Agreement (American President Lines Ltd. and APL Co. Pte Ltd. (operating as one party), Hapag-Lloyd AG, Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. Ltd., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., Nippon Yusen Kaisha, and Orient Overseas Container Line Limited and OOCL (Europe) Limited (all operating as one party); and Zim Integrated Shipping Services Limited) – The amendment would expand the geographic scope of the agreement to include all ports in the U.S. and would make other corresponding changes relating to the services in the expanded scope.

The G6/HSDG Atlantic Space Charter Agreement (American President Lines Ltd. and APL Co. Pte Ltd. (operating as one party), Hapag-Lloyd AG, Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. Ltd., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., Nippon Yusen Kaisha, and Orient Overseas Container Line Limited and OOCL (Europe) Limited (all operating as one party); and Hamburg Sud) – The agreement would authorize the G6 lines to charter space to Hamburg Sud in the trade between North Europe and the United Kingdom, on the one hand, and the U.S. Atlantic Coast, on the other hand. The agreement would also authorize the parties to enter into arrangements related to the chartering of such space.

COSCON/ELJSA Vessel Sharing Agreement (COSCO Container Lines Company Limited and Evergreen Line Joint Service Agreement) – The agreement authorizes the parties to charter space on each other’s vessels, coordinate sailings and otherwise cooperate in the carriage of cargo in the trade between China (including Hong Kong), Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Canada, on the one hand, and the U.S. West Coast, on the other hand.

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