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New and Amended Maritime Agreements Filed

Thursday, March 31, 2016
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 April 12.

Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association Agreement (Alianca Navegacao e Logistica Ltda.; APL Co. Pte Ltd.; American President Lines Ltd.; A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S; CMA CGM, S.A.; Atlantic Container Line; China Shipping Container Lines Co. Ltd; China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd.; COSCO Container Lines Company Ltd.; Evergreen Line Joint Service Agreement; Hamburg-Süd; Hapag-Lloyd AG; Hapag-Lloyd USA LLC Ltd.; Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. Ltd.; Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd.; Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.; Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd.; Nippon Yusen Kaisha Line; Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd.; United Arab Shipping Co.; Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. and Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.) – The amendment would add Wan Hai Lines Ltd. as a party to the agreement. The parties have requested expedited review.

East Coast North America to West Coast South America and Caribbean Cooperative Working Agreement (Hamburg Sudamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft KG a/b/a CCNI;

Hamburg-Sudamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft KG and Hapag-Lloyd AG) – The amendment would change the notice required for a party to terminate the agreement.

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) and Rickmers-Linie GmbH & Cie. KG (Rickmers-Linie) Space Charter Agreement (The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia and Rickmers-Linie GmbH & Cie. KG) – The agreement authorizes the parties to charter space from one another in the trade between the U.S. East and Gulf coasts, on the one hand, and Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Yemen, on the other hand.

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