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New and Amended Maritime Agreements Filed

Thursday, January 12, 2017
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 Jan. 24.

Trans-Pacific American Flag Berth Operators Agreement (American President Lines, Ltd. and A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S) – The amendment adds Matson Navigation Company as a member of 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.; Industrial Maritime Carriers, L.L.C.; MACS Maritime Carrier Shipping GmbH & Co.; and Rickmers-Linie GmbH & Cie. KG) – The amendment changes the number of members of the executive committee of the worldwide Heavy Lift Club from 35 percent of the HLC members to four or five HLC members and updates the membership of the HLC.

The OCEAN Alliance Agreement (COSCO SHIPPING Lines Co., Ltd.; CMA CGM S.A.; Evergreen Marine Corporation (Taiwan) Ltd. acting on its own behalf and/or on behalf of other members of the Evergreen Line Joint Service Agreement (ELJSA); and Orient Overseas Container Line Limited and OOCL (Europe) Limited, acting as one party) – The amendment revises article 2 to reflect a recently implemented name change of one of the parties, COSCO Container Lines Co., Ltd., to COSCO SHIPPING Lines Co., Ltd.

CMA CGM/HLAG U.S.-West Med Slot Sale Arrangement (CMA CGM S.A. and Hapag-Lloyd AG) – The agreement authorizes CMA CGM to charter space to Hapag Lloyd on a single voyage from Spain and Italy to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

MOL/NMCC/WLS/KL Space Charter Agreement (Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.; Nissan Motor Car Carrier Co., Ltd.; World Logistics Services (U.S.A.), Inc.; and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.) – The agreement authorizes the parties to charter space to one another on an as needed, as available basis for the carriage of vehicles and other ro-ro cargo in the trades between the United States and all foreign countries.

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