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New and Amended Maritime Agreements Filed

Thursday, December 10, 2015
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The Federal Maritime Commission has issued notice that the following new and amended agreements have been filed. Interested parties may submit comments by Dec. 21.

Caribbean Shipowners Association (CMA CGM, S.A., Crowley Caribbean Services LLC, Hybur Ltd., King Ocean Services Limited, Seaboard Marine Ltd., Tropical Shipping and Construction Company Ltd., and Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.) – The amendment deletes Seafreight Lines, Ltd. as a party to the agreement.

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 Ltd.) – The amendment updates language concerning operational coordination with third parties using slots provided by COSCON and/or CSCL under the agreement.

Hoegh/Hyundai Glovis Middle East Space Charter Agreement (Hoegh Autoliners AS and Hyundai Glovis Co. Ltd.) – The amendment would add Mozambique, South Africa, Angola, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Kenya and Tanzania to the geographic scope of the agreement, make the agreement bi-directional rather than U.S.-outbound only, and correct the address of Hyundai

Glovis.

CMA CGM/COSCON Slot Exchange Agreement Asia - U.S. East Coast (CMA CGM S.A. and COSCO Container Lines Company Ltd.) – The agreement authorizes the parties to exchange space on vessels they operate or on which they have space in the trade between China, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Malaysia and the U.S. Atlantic Coast.

CMA CGM/COSCON Slot Exchange Agreement Asia - U.S. West Coast (CMA CGM S.A. and COSCO Container Lines Company Ltd.) – The amendment revises the initial duration of the agreement and clarifies the parties’ ability to adjust slot exchange amounts on an ad hoc basis.

MOL/NMCC/WLS/HOEGH Space Charter Agreement (Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd, Nissan Motor Car Carrier Co. Ltd., World Logistics Service (U.S.A.) Inc., and Hoegh Autoliners AS) – The agreement would authorize the parties to charter space to/from one another for the carriage of vehicles and other ro/ro cargo in the trade between the U.S. and all foreign countries.

Hoegh/Bahri General Cargo Middle East Space Charter Agreement (The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia d/b/a Bahri AS and Hoegh Autoliners AS) – The agreement would authorize the parties to charter space to/from one another in the trades between all U.S. coasts and ports in countries bordering on the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Arabian Gulf, Persian Gulf, Gulf of Aden, Black Sea, Gulf of Oman, and the Indian Ocean.

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