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New and Amended Maritime Agreements Filed

Wednesday, April 23, 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 May 5.

ELJSA/CKYH Vessel Sharing Agreement -- Trans-Atlantic Express Service (Evergreen Line Joint Service Agreement, COSCO Container Lines Company Limited, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., Yang Ming (UK) Ltd. and Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd.) – The amendment updates the addresses of two of the parties and revises the capacity and the number of vessels provided by the parties.

NYK/Yang Ming Americas North South Service Vessel Sharing Agreement (Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp.) – The amendment deletes Hanjin Shipping Co. and Evergreen Line Joint Service Agreement as parties to the agreement and updates the amount of space chartered under the agreement.

COSCON/Zim Equipment Repositioning Agreement (ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. and COSCO Container Lines Co. Ltd.) – The agreement would authorize the parties to share space on each other’s vessels for the purpose of repositioning empty equipment in the trade between the U.S., on the one hand, and ports in Europe, the Mediterranean, Canada and Asia, on the other hand.

CMA CGM/Galborg U.S. Gulf/East Coast-South Africa Space Charter Agreement (CMA CGM S.A. and Galborg Pte. Ltd.) – The agreement authorizes CMA to charter space from Galborg in the trade between the U.S. East and Gulf coasts, on the one hand, and ports in South Africa, Namibia and Mozambique, on the other hand.

CMA CGM/OOCL Houston-Altamira Space Charter Agreement (CMA CGM S.A. and Orient Overseas Container Line Limited) – The agreement authorizes CMA to charter space to OOCL for the movement of empty containers in the trade between Houston, TX, and Altamira, Mexico.

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