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New and Amended Maritime Agreements Filed

Friday, December 27, 2013
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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 Jan. 6.

CMA CGM / MSC / Maersk Line North and Central China-US Pacific Coast Three-Loop Space Charter, Sailing and Cooperative Working Agreement – The amendment provides for some additional slot sale arrangements among the parties and reflects the impact of these arrangements on the overall slots allocations. It also adds new language authorizing Maersk Line to charter space to CMA CGM on its TP6 service.

HLAG/Maersk Line Gulf-Central America Slot Charter Agreement – The agreement authorizes HLAG to charter space to Maersk Line in the trade between Houston, Texas and San Juan, Puerto Rico, on the one hand, and ports in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Honduras on the other hand.

LGL/SC Line Cooperative Working Agreement – The agreement authorizes LGL and SC Line to discuss areas of potential cooperation and possibly engage in the purchasing of space on vessels operated by one another in the trade from the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts to ports in the Caribbean, South America, Central America, the Mediterranean and the Middle East.

Marine Terminal Lease and Operating Agreement Between Broward County and King Ocean Services Limited (Cayman Islands) Incorporated – The amendment updates the rent rate under the agreement.

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