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New and Amended Maritime Agreements Filed

Thursday, April 21, 2016
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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 May 2.

Australia and New Zealand-United States Discussion Agreement (CMA CGM, S.A. and ANL Singapore Pte Ltd. (acting as a single party); Hamburg-Süd KG; Hapag-Lloyd AG; and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.) – The amendment would revise the notice required to resign from the agreement and revise the minimum level of service to be provided by the agreement.

Florida Shipowners Group Agreement (The member lines of the Caribbean Shipowners Association and the Florida-Bahamas Shipowners and Operators Association) – The amendment updates Appendix A to update the membership of the Caribbean Shipowners Association.

Kyowa Shipping Co. Ltd. and Nippon Yusen Kaisha Space Charter Agreement (Kyowa Shipping Co., Ltd. and Nippon Yusen Kaisha) – The amendment adds the trade between American Samoa and Japan to the geographic scope of the agreement.

NYK/Zim Slot Exchange Agreement (Nippon Yusen Kaisha and Zim Integrated Shipping Services Co., Ltd.) – The agreement authorizes the parties to charter slots on each other’s vessels in the trade between the U.S., on the one hand, and China, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Italy, United Arab Emirates and Canada, on the other hand.

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