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New and Amended Maritime Agreements Filed

Wednesday, March 18, 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 March 30.

East Coast North America to West Coast South America and Caribbean Cooperative Working Agreement (Compania Chilena de Navegacion Interoceanica S.A.; Hamburg-Sudamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft KG;  Compania Sud Americana de Vapores S.A.; and Norasia Container Lines Limited) – The amendment would delete CSAV and Norasia as parties to the agreement and replace them with Hapag-Lloyd and make corresponding changes in the agreement where necessary.

Siem Car Carriers AS/Compania Sud Americana de Vapores S.A. Space Charter Agreement (Siem Car Carriers AS and Compania Sud Americana de Vapores S.A.) – The amendment adds Mexico to the geographic scope of the agreement.

MOL/WWL Space Charter Agreement (Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics AS) – The agreement authorizes the parties to charter space to/from one another for the transportation of vehicles or other ro/ro cargo in the trade between the United States and Europe.

HLAG/CSAV Agreement (Hapag-Lloyd AG and Compania Sud Americana De Vapores, S.A.) – The agreement would authorize certain on-going arrangements between the parties that are ancillary to the acquisition of CSAV’s containerized ocean liner business by Hapag-Lloyd. More specifically, it would set forth the terms of a non-compete arrangement between the parties and authorize the exchange of information and agreement between the parties on matters necessary to complete the efficient transfer of the business.

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