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New Maritime Agreements Filed

Wednesday, May 25, 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 June 6.

APL/CMA CGM-U.S. West Coast –Asia Slot Charter Agreement (American President Lines, Ltd. and CMA CGM S.A.) – The agreement authorizes APL to charter space to CMA CGM on U.S. flag vessels from the U.S. West Coast to China and South Korea.

HMM/ZIM Slot Exchange Agreement (Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd. and Zim Integrated Shipping Services, Ltd.) – The agreement authorizes Hyundai and Zim to exchange slots in the trade between China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Vietnam, on the one hand, and the U.S. East Coast and Gulf of Mexico, on the other hand.

MOL/ELJSA Slot Exchange Agreement (Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd and Evergreen Line Joint Service Agreement) – The agreement authorizes the parties to exchange slots in the trade between the U.S. East Coast, on the one hand, and China (including Hong Kong), Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Egypt and Panama, on the other hand.

Port Operations and Safety Discussion Agreement – The agreement would authorize the parties to exchange information, discuss and reach voluntary, non-binding agreement on matters relating to rules, procedures, programs, practices, terms and conditions with respect to the organization, development, calculation, availability, transmission or use of verified gross mass data.

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