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New and Amended Maritime Agreements Filed

Thursday, March 02, 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 March 14.

Volkswagen Konzernlogistik GmbH & Co. OHG/NYK Line Space Charter Agreement (Volkswagen Konzernlogistik GmBH & Co. OHG and Nippon Yusen Kaisha) – The amendment expands the geographic scope of the agreement to cover all trades between the United States and any foreign country.

MSC/Maersk Line Trans-Atlantic Space Charter Agreement (Maersk Line A/S and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.) – The amendment revises the amount of space being chartered under the agreement.

Weco Ro/Ro/Liberty Global Logistics LLC Space Charter Agreement (Liberty Global Logistics LLC and Weco Ro/Ro) – The agreement permits Liberty Global Logistics LLC and Weco Ro/Ro to charter space to and from one another on their respective vessels on an as needed/as available basis, up to the full reach of the vessel, to/from ports and points in the U.S., Mexico, Algeria, Morocco, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

East Coast Gateway Terminal Agreement (Virginia Port Authority and Georgia Ports Authority) – The agreement authorizes Virginia Port Authority and Georgia Ports Authority to engage in discussions about marketing and commercial opportunities regarding carriers, operating systems, and cargo handling and to enter into discussions with carriers, et al., as a single party.

COSCO Shipping/PIL Slot Exchange Agreement - PNW/PSW (COSCO Shipping Lines Co., Ltd. and Pacific International Lines (PTE) Ltd.) – The agreement authorizes the parties to exchange slots in the trade between ports in China (including Hong Kong), Korea, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, and Canada and ports on the U.S. West Coast.

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