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New and Amended Maritime Agreements Filed

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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The Federal Maritime Commission has issued notice that the following new or amended agreements have been filed. Interested parties may submit comments by April 28.

CMA CGM/MSC/Maersk Line North and Central China-US Pacific Coast Three-Loop Space Charter, Sailing and Cooperative Working Agreement (A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, CMA CGM S.A., and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA) – The amendment extends the duration of the agreement.

MSC/CSAV Group Vessel Sharing Agreement (MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA, Compaňia Sud Americana de Vapores S.A., Companhia Libra de Navegacao and Compania Libra de Navegacion Uruguay S.A.) – The amendment would decrease CSAV Group’s space allocation and make the corresponding changes to MSC’s space allocation.

NYK/Hyundai Americas North-South Service Slot Charter Agreement (Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. Ltd.) – The amendmentdeletes Hanjin from the agreement and updates the slot charter amounts.

MSC/Maersk Line USEC-WCSA Space Charter Agreement (MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA. and A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S) – The agreement authorizes MSC to charter space to Maersk Line in the trade between the U.S. East Coast, on the one hand, and ports in the Bahamas, Panama, Colombia (Pacific Coast only), Ecuador, Peru and Chile, on the other hand.

Eukor Car Carriers Inc./Liberty Global Logistics LLC Space Charter Agreement (Eukor Car Carriers, Inc. and Liberty Global Logistics LLC) – The agreement authorizes Eukor and Liberty Global Logistics to charter space to each other on an ad hoc basis in the trade between the U.S. East and Gulf coasts, on the one hand, and ports along the Arabian Sea, Red Sea, Persian Gulf and Middle East, India and Pakistan, on the other hand.

The G6/Hanjin 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, Orient Overseas Container Line Limited (all acting as a single party) and Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd.) – The agreement would authorize the parties to share vessels in the trade between the U.S. West Coast and Asia.

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