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New and Amended Maritime Agreements Filed

Wednesday, December 03, 2014
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 Dec. 15.

M.O.S.K./Hoegh Autoliners Space Charter Agreement (Hoegh Autoliners AS and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd.) – The amendment adds Mexico to the geographic scope of the agreement.

CSCL/UASC/YMUK/CMA CGM/PIL Vessel Sharing and Slot Exchange Agreement – Asia and US/Canada West Coast Services (China Shipping Container Lines Co. Ltd. and China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd. (acting as a single party), United Arab Shipping Company (S.A.G.), Yang Ming (UK) LTD., CMA CGM S.A., and Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd.) – The amendment adds CMA CGM and PIL as parties to the agreement and provides the terms and conditions under which the parties will exchange and charter slots. The amendment also adds Canada to the geographic scope of the agreement.

DOCE/Seafreight Space Charter Agreement (Dole Ocean Cargo Express and Seafreight Line Ltd.) – The agreement authorizes Seafreight Line to charter space to Dole Ocean Cargo Express in the trade between the U.S. Atlantic Coast and Central America.

Maersk/APL Slot Exchange Agreement (A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S trading under the name of Maersk Line and APL Co. Pte. Ltd./American President Lines, Ltd. (acting as a single party) – The agreement would authorize the parties to exchange space on their respective services between the U.S. Atlantic Coast and the Middle East and would also authorize APL to charter space to Maersk Line in the trade between Asia and the U.S. West Coast.

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