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New and Amended Maritime Agreements Filed

Thursday, June 04, 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 16.

- East Coast North America to West Coast South America and Caribbean Cooperative Working Agreement (Hamburg Sudamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft KG d/b/a CCNI; Hamburg-Sudamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft KG; and Hapag-Lloyd AG) – The amendment makes technical corrections to the agreement and restates the 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 updates language in the agreement concerning operational coordination with third parties using slots provided by the agreement parties.

- HSDG/Zim ECSA Space Charter Agreement (Hamburg Sud and Zim Integrated Shipping Services, Ltd.) – The agreement authorizes Hamburg Sud to charter space to Zim in the trade between the U.S. Gulf Coast, on the one hand, and Panama, Mexico, Colombia and Brazil, on the other hand.

- Sealand/APL Caribbean Slot Charter Agreement (Maersk Line A/S dba Sealand and APL Co. Pte Ltd. and American President Lines, Ltd. (collectively APL)) – The agreement authorizes Sealand to charter space to APL in the trade between Puerto Rico, on the one hand, and Panama, the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica, on the other hand.

- Sealand/APL West Coast of Central America Slot Charter Agreement (Maersk Line A/S dba Sealand and APL Co. Pte Ltd. and American President Lines, Ltd. (collectively APL)) – The agreement authorizes Sealand to charter space to APL in the trade between California and Mexico.

- Hapag-Lloyd/Zim ECSA Space Charter Agreement (Hapag-Lloyd AG and Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.) – The agreement authorizes Hapag-Lloyd to charter space to Zim in the trade between the U.S. Gulf Coast, on the one hand, and Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, on the other hand.

- Network Shipping Ltd. /Cool Carriers AB Space Charter and Sailing Agreement (Network Shipping Ltd. and Cool Carriers AB) – The agreement authorizes Network Shipping to charter space to Cool Carriers AB for the carriage of empty refrigerated containers in the trade between Port Hueneme, CA, and Ecuador and in the trade between Port Gloucester, NJ, and Costa Rica.

- COSCON/NYK Equipment Repositioning Agreement (COSCO Container Lines Co. Ltd. and Nippon Yusen Kaisha) – The agreement authorizes the parties to charter space to each other for the repositioning of equipment in the trade from the U.S. to China (including Hong Kong), Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.

- PIL/MELL Space Charter and Sailing Agreement (Pacific International Lines (PTE) Ltd. and Mariana Express Lines (PTE) Ltd.) – The agreement authorizes the parties to share space in the trade between China and the U.S. West Coast.

- Pacific Ports Operational Improvements Agreement – The amendment would add China Shipping Container Lines Co. Ltd. and  China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd. as ocean carrier parties to the agreement and Ports America Outer Harbor Terminal LLC as a marine terminal operator party to the agreement.

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