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New and Amended Maritime Agreements Filed

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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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 6.

East Coast North America to West Coast South America and Caribbean Cooperative Working Agreement (Compania Chilena de Navegacion Interoceanica S.A.. Hamburg-Sudamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft KG, Compania Sud Americana de Vapores S.A. and Norasia Container Lines Limited) – The amendment would delete CCNI as a party to the agreement and indicate that HSDG will be operating under the agreement under both its own name and the CCNI brand, which it will be acquiring with other assets of CCNI in the near future.

HLAG/NYK Space Charter and Sailing Agreement (Companhia Libra de Navegacao, Comania Libra de Navegacion Uruguay S.A.. Norasia Container Lines Limited, Hapag-Lloyd AG, Nippon Yusen Kaisha) – The amendment would delete Norasia as a party and make corresponding changes in the vessel provision and space allocation provisions of the agreement.

ECNA/ECSA Vessel Sharing Agreement (Hamburg Sud, Alianca Navegacao e Logistica Ltds. e CIA, Norasia Container Lines Limited, Companhia Libra de Navegacao, Compania Libra de Navegacion Uruguay S.A., Hapag-Lloyd AG and Nippon Yusen Kaisha) – The amendment would delete Norasia as a party to the agreement and revise the vessel provision and space allocation provisions accordingly.

MOL/”K” Line Space Charter Agreement (Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd.) – The agreement authorizes the parties to charter space to/from one another for the transportation of vehicles and other ro/ro cargo in the trade between the United States and Europe.

TOKO Line/NYK Bulk & Projects Space Charter and Cooperative Working Agreement (TOKO Kaiun Kaisha Ltd. and NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd.) – The agreement authorizes the parties to charter space to/from one another on an as needed/as available basis in the trade from Japan to the United States.

Hoegh/Hyundai Glovis Transatlantic Vessel Sharing Agreement (Hoegh Autoliners AS and Hyundai Glovis Co. Ltd.) – The agreement authorizes the parties to share vessels in the trades between the U.S. Atlantic Coast and Mexico, Belgium, France and Germany.

Pacific Ports Operational Improvements Agreement – The amendment would add Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. Ltd., Zim Integrated Shipping Services and Matson Navigation Company Inc. as ocean carrier parties to the agreement and SSA Terminals (Oakland) LLC, SSA Terminals (Seattle) LLC, Sea Star Stevedoring Company Inc. and Washington United Terminals Inc. as marine terminal operator parties to the agreement.

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