Amended Maritime Agreements Filed
The Federal Maritime Commission has issued notice that the following amended agreements have been filed. Interested parties may submit comments by Oct. 31.
International Council of Containership Operators (A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S; CMA. CGM, S.A.; China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited; Crowley Maritime Corporation; Evergreen Marine Corporation (Taiwan), Ltd.; Hamburg-Süd KG; Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd.; Hapag-Lloyd AG; Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd.; Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.; Mediterranean Shipping Co. S.A.; Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.; Neptune Orient Lines, Ltd.; Nippon Yusen Kaisha; Orient Overseas Container Line, Ltd.; Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd.; United Arab Shipping Company (S.A.G.); Wan Hai Lines Ltd.; Yang Ming Transport Marine Corp.; and Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.) – The amendment deletes APL Co. Pte. Ltd. and its subsidiary American President Lines Ltd. as a separate member of the agreement and records it under CMA CGM S.A. to reflect the merger of the companies.
COSCON/Zim Slot Charter Agreement (COSCO Container Lines Co. Ltd. and Zim Integrated Shipping Service, Ltd.) – The amendment would authorize the parties to update the service on which COSCON provides slots to Zim in the trade between China and the U.S. West Coast and
provide for an expiration date of March 31, 2017.
UASC/CMA CGM/PIL Vessel Sharing Agreement – Asia and US West Coast Services (United Arab Shipping Company (S.A.G.); CMA CGM S.A.; and Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd.) – The amendment changes the name of the agreement to the UASC/PIL Vessel Sharing Agreement - Asia and U.S. West Coast Services and deletes CMA CGM as a party to the agreement. It also reflects the modified cooperation that will take place between UASC and PIL following CMA CGM's withdrawal from the agreement.
HMM/ZIM Slot Exchange Agreement (Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd. and Zim Integrated Shipping Services, Ltd.) – The amendment deletes Malaysia, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Vietnam, and the Gulf of Mexico and adds South Korea and Panama to the geographic scope of the agreement. It also updates the services on which the parties provide space to each other.