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New and Amended Maritime Agreements Filed

Thursday, December 18, 2014
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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 Dec. 30.

Latin America Agreement (ABC Discussion Agreement, Caribbean Shipowners Association, Central America Discussion Agreement, Compania Libra de Navegacion Uruguay S.A., Inland Shipping Service Association, Venezuelan Discussion Agreement, West Coast of South America Discussion Agreement, and Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.) – The amendment would delete the Inland Shipping Service Association as a party to the agreement and update the membership of various constituent agreements.

APL/HLAG Space Charter Agreement (American President Lines Ltd., APL Co. Pte Ltd. and Hapag-Lloyd AG) – The amendment updates the address of APL Co. Pte Ltd.

Crowley/Seaboard Space Charter and Sailing Agreement (Crowley Latin America Services LLC and Seaboard Marine Ltd.) – The amendment would add authority for the parties to agree on the terms and conditions of future sales of space to third parties and the application of revenue derived from such sales.

USMX-ILA Master Contract between United States Maritime Alliance Ltd. and International Longshoremen’s Association – The amendment reduces the overall assessment from $5.10 per ton to 55 cents per ton on cargo destined to or from the Caribbean Basin handled by ILA represented employees in the ports of Jacksonville, Southeast Florida, Tampa, Mobile, New Orleans and ports in the West Gulf.

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