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Seattle/Tacoma Port Alliance, Other New and Amended Maritime Agreements Filed

Wednesday, October 29, 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 Nov. 10.

New York Terminal Conference Agreement (American Stevedoring Inc., Port Newark Container Terminal LLC, Universal Maritime Service Corp., GCT Bayonne LP and GCT New York LP) – The amendment changes the name of Global Terminal and Container Services LLC to GCT Bayonne LP and the name of New York Container Terminal LLC to GCT New York LP.

Maersk/MSC Vessel Sharing Agreement (A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, trading under the name of Maersk Line, and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.) – The amendment would add United Arab Emirates to the geographic scope of the agreement.

The COSCON/KL/YMUK/Hanjin/ELJSA Slot Allocation and Sailing Agreement (COSCO Container Lines Company Limited, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., Yang Ming (UK) Ltd., Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. and Evergreen Line Joint Service Agreement) – The agreement would authorize the parties to share and coordinate sailings and space in the trade between the United States, on the one hand, and North Asia, South Asia, the Middle East (including the Persian Gulf region), Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Egypt, Panama, Mexico, Jamaica and Canada, on the other hand.

GCT New York/GCT Bayonne Agreement (Global Terminal & Container Services LLC and New York Container Terminal LLC) – The amendment changes the name of New York Container Terminal LLC to GCT New York LP and Global Terminal and Container Services LLC to GCT Bayonne LP. The amendment also changes the name of the agreement to reflect the name changes.

Port of Seattle/Port of Tacoma Rate Discussion Agreement (Port of Seattle and Port of Tacoma) – The agreement would allow for the establishment of a seaport alliance.

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