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New and Amended Maritime Agreements Filed

Wednesday, May 20, 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 June 1.

Seafreight/Crowley Space Charter Agreement (Seafreight Line Ltd. and Crowley Caribbean Services LLC) – The amendment provides for reciprocal space chartering and changes the name of the Crowley entity that is party to the agreement.

HLAG/HSDG Slot Charter Agreement (Hapag-Lloyd Aktiengesellschaft and Hamburg Sudamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft KG) – The amendment would increase the amount of space being chartered under the agreement.

Hoegh/Grimaldi Space Charter Agreement (Hoegh Autoliners AS; Grimaldi Deep Sea S.p.A.; and Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A. (acting as a single party)) – The amendment adds Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A. as a party to the agreement.

Grimaldi Deep Sea S.p.A./Mitsui O.S.K Lines Ltd. Space Charter Agreement (Grimaldi Deep Sea S.p.A. and Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A.; Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd.) – The amendment adds Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A. as a party to the agreement and corrects the spelling of party Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd.

Liberty Global Logistics LLC/Bahri General Cargo Cooperative Working Agreement (Liberty Global Logistics LLC and Bahri General Cargo) – The agreement would authorize the parties to purchase space on the vessels operated by one another in the trade between the U.S. East and Gulf coasts, on the one hand, and ports along the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman and Persian Gulf, on the other hand.

Crowley/APL Space Charter Agreement (APL Co. Pte Ltd and American President Lines Ltd. (collectively APL) and Crowley Latin America Services, LLC) – The agreement authorizes Crowley to charter space to APL in the trade from the U.S. East Coast to Panama.

CMA CGM/HJS Slot Exchange Agreement (CMA CGM, S.A.; and Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd.) – The agreement authorizes the parties to exchange slots in the trade between Vietnam, China, Hong Kong and Korea, on the one hand, and the U.S. West Coast, on the other hand.

APL/CMA CGM USEC - Middle East Slot Charter Agreement (American President Lines, Ltd.; and CMA CGM S.A.) – The agreement authorizes APL to charter space to CMA CGM in the  trade between the U.S. East Coast, on the one hand, and Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, on the other hand.

NYSA-ILA Assessment Agreement (International Longshoremen’s Association and New York Shipping Association) – The amendment adds an assessment on loaded waste containers effective March 1, 2015.

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