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New and Amended Maritime Agreements Filed

Friday, October 25, 2013
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 Nov. 4.

ELJSA-Hanjin Shipping Slot Exchange Agreement – The amendment reflects the removal from the agreement of the exchange of slots from specific services that are now included in ELJSA/Hanjin Shipping Vessel Sharing Agreement No. 012226 and the resultant overall reduction in the number of slots exchanged and tonnage in Agreement No. 012204.

Crowley/ELJSA Space Charter Agreement – The amendment revises the duration of the agreement, deletes Costa Rica from the agreement’s scope and adds a force majeure clause.

Simatech/Maersk Line Space Charter Agreement – The agreement authorizes Simatech to charter space to Maersk Line in the trade between Guatemala and Honduras, on the one hand, and Miami, Fla., on the other hand.

APL/Hamburg Süd Space Charter Agreement – The amendment authorizes APL to provide Hamburg Süd with space on alternative services operated by APL in the event that the PS1 service is suspended or terminated, amends the geographic to allow for such alternative services, and extends the agreement until March 31, 2014.

COSCON/“K” Line/WHS Space Charter and Sailing Agreement – The agreement authorizes the parties to share vessels and exchange slots in the trade between China (including Hong Kong) and the Pacific Coast of the U.S. and Canada.

Seattle Marine Terminal Operators/Port of Seattle Discussion Agreement – The agreement authorizes the parties to discuss, exchange information, and agree upon a range of matters at the port for the purpose of developing ways to maintain the competitiveness of the port and to improve service, reduce costs, increase efficiency and otherwise optimize conditions at the port.

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