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Amended Maritime Agreements Filed

Monday, April 11, 2016
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 April 18.

Cruise Lines International Association Agreement (Acromas Shipping Ltd./Saga Shipping; Aida Cruises; AMA Waterways; American Cruise Lines Inc.; Aqua Expeditions Pte. Ltd.; Australian Pacific Touring Pty Ltd.; Avalon Waterways; Azamara Cruises; Carnival Cruise Lines; CDF Croisieres de France; Celebrity Cruises Inc.; Celestyal Cruises; Costa Cruise Lines; Compagnie Du Ponant; Croisieurope; Cruise & Maritime Voyages; Crystal Cruises; Cunard Line; Disney Cruise Line; Emerald Waterways; Evergreen Tours; Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines Ltd.; Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten Gmbh; Hebridean Island Cruises; Holland America Line; Hurtigruten Inc.; Island Cruises; Lindblad Expeditions Pty Ltd.; Luftner Cruises; Mekong Waterways; MSC Cruises; NCL Corporation; Oceania Cruises; P & O Cruises; P & O Cruises Australia; Paul Gauguin Cruises; Pearl Seas Cruises; Phoenix Reisen Gmbh; Princess Cruises; Pullmantur Cruises Ship Management Ltd.; Regent Seven Seas Cruises; Riviera Tours Ltd.; Royal Caribbean International; Scenic Tours UK Ltd.; Seabourn Cruise Line; SeaDream Yacht Club; Shearings Holidays Ltd.; Silversea Cruises Ltd.; Star Cruises (HK) Limited; St. Helena Line/Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd.; Swan Hellenic; Tauck River Cruising; The River Cruise Line; Thomson Cruises; Travelmarvel; Tui Cruises Gmbh; Un-Cruises Adventures; Uniworld River Cruises Inc.; Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Ltd./Belmond; Voyages of Discovery; Voyages to Antiquity (UK) Ltd. and Windstar Cruises) – The amendment would add language to clarify that the agreement can represent its members before federal and state judiciaries.

Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (American President Lines Ltd. and APL Co. PTE Ltd. (operating as a single carrier); Maersk Line A/S; CMA CGM S.A.; COSCO Container Lines Company Ltd.; Evergreen Line Joint Service Agreement; Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd.; Hapag-Lloyd AG; Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. Ltd.; Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd.; MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.; Nippon Yusen Kaisha; Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd.; Yangming Marine Transport Corp. and Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.) – The amendment deletes China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Company Ltd. and China Shipping Container Lines Company Ltd. as parties to the agreement.

Hoegh/NYK Atlantic /Pacific Space Charter Agreement (Hoegh Autoliners AS and Nippon Yusen Kaisha) – The amendment adds the trades between the U.S. West Coast, on the one hand, and Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, on the other hand, to the geographic scope of the agreement.

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