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New and Amended Maritime Agreements Filed

Wednesday, April 27, 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 May 9.

The Maritime Credit Agreement (Maersk Line A/S; Cosco Container Lines Company Limited; Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd.; Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd.; United Arab Shipping Company; Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics AS; and Zim Integrated Shipping Services, Ltd.) – The amendment deletes China Shipping Container Lines Co. Ltd. as a party to the agreement.

U.S. Supplemental Agreement to HLC Agreement (BBC Chartering Carriers GmbH & Co. KG and BBC Chartering & Logistic GmbH & Co. KG, as a single member; Chipolbrok (Chinese-Polish Joint Stock Shipping Company); Hanssy Shipping Pte. Ltd.; Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd.; Industrial Maritime Carriers, L.L.C.; Nordana Line A/S; and Rickmers-Linie GmbH & Cie. KG) – The amendment deletes Safmarine MPV N.V. as a party to the U.S. agreement and the worldwide HLC agreement.

“K” Line/WHL/WHS/PIL Space Charter and Sailing Agreement (Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.; Wan Hai Lines (Singapore) PTE Ltd.; Wan Hai Lines Ltd.; Pacific International Lines (PTE) Ltd.) – The amendment adds Vietnam to the geographic scope of the agreement.

Trailer Bridge/Marinex Cargo Line Space Charter Agreement (Trailer Bridge, Inc. and Marinex Cargo Line.) – The agreement authorizes Marinex to charter space to Trailer Bridge in the trade between Puerto Rico, on the one hand, and St. Maarten, St. Croix, St. Thomas and Tortola, on the other hand.

Trailer Bridge/America Cruise Ferries Space Charter Agreement (Trailer Bridge, Inc. and American Cruise Ferries, Inc.) – The agreement authorizes American Cruise Ferries to charter space to Trailer Bridge in the trade between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

APL/Hamburg Sud Space Charter Agreement (Hamburg Sud; and APL Co. Pte Ltd. and American President Lines, Ltd.) – The agreement authorizes APL to charter space to Hamburg Sud in the trade from China, Hong Kong and Korea to the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

MOL/ZIM Slot Exchange Agreement (Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. and Zim Integrated Shipping Services Co., Ltd.) – The agreement authorizes the parties to exchange slots on each other’s services in the trade between the U.S., on the one hand, and China, Korea, Malaysia, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Vietnam, on the other hand.

COSCON/UASC Slot Charter Agreement Asia – USWC (COSCO Container Lines Co. Ltd. and United Arab Shipping Co, S.A.G.) – The agreement provides for the exchange of slots between COSCON and UASC on their respective services in the trade between the U.S. West Coast and China (including Hong Kong), Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam.

NYSA-ILA Assessment Agreement (International Longshoremen’s Association and New York Shipping Association) – The amendment reduces the assessment for all house containers within 260 miles to $89.00 per container in all trades except the Bermuda trade.

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