Background

The Federal Maritime Commission has issued notice that the following new or amended agreements have been filed. Interested parties may submit comments by Oct. 24.

Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association (American President Lines, Ltd; APL Co. Pte. Ltd.; CMA CGM S.A.; Cosco Shipping Co., Ltd.; Evergreen Line Joint Service Agreement; Hamburg Sud; Hapag-Lloyd AG; Hapag-Lloyd USA, LLC; Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd.; Maersk Line A/S; Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.; Orient Overseas Container Line Limited; Wan Hai Lines Ltd.; Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.; and Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd.) – The amendment deletes Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.; Nippon Yusen Kaisha Line; and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. as parties to the agreement due to the creation of Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. The amendment also deletes Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp., which has withdrawn from the agreement.

NYSA – ILA Assessment Agreement (International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO and the New York Shipping Association) – The amendment updates the agreement to include a resolution that permits the use of assessments to fund additional labor costs for staff employees that are incurred by terminal  operators for weekend hiring.

GWF/Dole Space Charter and Sailing Agreement (Dole Ocean Cargo Express, LLC; Great White Fleet Corp.; and Great White Fleet Liner Services, Ltd.) – The amendment removes Dole Ocean Cargo Express Inc. as a party to the agreement and replaces it with Dole Ocean Cargo Express LLC.

HLAG/ONE Gulf-Central America Slot Charter Agreement (Hapag-Lloyd AG and Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd.) – The agreement authorizes Hapag-Lloyd to charter space to ONE on its GCS service in the trade between U.S. Gulf Coast ports and Puerto Rico, on the one hand, and ports in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Honduras, on the other hand.

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