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New and Amended Maritime Agreements Filed

Wednesday, April 30, 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 12.

CSCL/ELJSA Slot Exchange Agreement (China Shipping Container Lines Co. Ltd., China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd., and Evergreen Line Joint Service Agreement) – The amendment decreases the number of slots being exchanged under the agreement, extends the minimum term of the agreement and makes other non-substantial changes.

Siem Car Carriers AS/Hoegh Autoliners AS Space Charter Agreement (Siem Car Carriers AS and Hoegh Autoliners AS) – The amendment updates the names of the parties and revises the geographic scope of the agreement to include the U.S. East Coast and Mexico.

HLAG/CSAV Trans-Atlantic Space Charter Agreement (Hapag-Lloyd AG and Compania Sud Americana de Vapores S.A.) – The agreement would authorize Hapag-Lloyd to charter space to CSAV in the trade between the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts and Mexico, on the one hand, and ports in North Europe, on the other hand.

COSCON/CSCL Vessel Sharing and Slot Exchange Agreement (China Shipping Container Lines Co. Ltd. and China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd. (collectively CSCL) and COSCO Container Lines Company Limited) – The agreement authorizes the parties to cooperate to establish a weekly liner service in the trade between China (including Hong Kong), South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Taiwan and Canada, on the one hand, and the U.S. East and West coasts, on the other hand. The agreement also authorizes the parties to exchange slots on this service and other services operated by the parties.

CSCL/PIL Slot Charter Agreement (China Shipping Container Lines Co. Ltd. and China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd. (collectively CSCL) and Pacific International Lines (PTE) Ltd.) – The agreement authorizes CSCL to charter space to PIL in the trade between China and the U.S. West Coast.

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