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New and Amended Maritime Agreements Filed

Thursday, May 28, 2015
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 June 9.

HLAG/NYK/MSC Vessel Sharing Agreement (Companhia Libra de Navegacao; Comania Libra de Navegacion Uruguay S.A.; Hapag-Lloyd AG; Nippon Yusen Kaisha; and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA) – The amendment would add MSC as a party to the agreement and change the vessel provision and space allocation accordingly. It would also revise the duration of the agreement, restate the agreement and make other corresponding changes.

Hyundai Glovis/Hoegh Transpacific Westbound Space Charter Agreement (Hoegh Autoliners AS and Hyundai Glovis Co. Ltd.) – The agreement authorizes the parties to charter space to one another for the transport of vehicles from the U.S. West Coast to China and Japan.

Gulf Coast/ECSA Vessel Sharing Agreement (Hamburg Sudamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft KG; Alianca Navegacao e Logistica Ltda. e CIA; MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company) – The agreement would authorize the parties to operate a service in the trade between the U.S. Gulf Coast, on the one hand, and Panama, Colombia, Brazil and Mexico, on the other hand.

Zim/OOCL Space Charter Agreement (Zim Integrated Shipping Service Limited and Orient Overseas Container Line Limited) – The agreement authorizes Zim to charter space to OOCL in the trade between China, Vietnam, Singapore and Sri Lanka, on the one hand, and the U.S. Atlantic Coast, on the other hand.

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