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The document or documents listed below reflect the complete agreement as amended through the indicated amendment number, ordered in reverse chronological order starting with the current amendment. Amendments listed with MC are marked copies of the specific changes made by that particular amendment. Each amendment indicates the date on which it was filed, the date it became effective, and a brief synopsis of the purpose of the amendment.

The OCEAN Alliance Agreement

FMC Agreement No. 012426

Synopsis: The Agreement authorizes the parties to share vessels with one another, charter and exchange space on one another's vessels, and enter into cooperative working arrangements in the major East-West trades.

Most Recent Filing Date Filed Effective Date Synopsis
012426-005
012426-005-MC
5/27/2020 7/11/2020 The amendment adds Bahrain, Iraq, and Oman to the geographic scope of the Agreement.
012426-004
012426-004-MC
4/16/2020 5/31/2020 The amendment revises Article 2 to remove COSCO SHIPPING Lines (Europe) GmbH as a sub-party to the Agreement and adds India to the geographic scope of the Agreement.
012426-003
012426-003-MC
2/13/2019 3/30/2019 The Amendment revises Article 7 of the Agreement to extend the minimum term of the agreement through March 31, 2027.
012426-002
012426-002-MC
1/19/2018 3/5/2018 The amendment revises Article 2 of the Agreement to add COSCO SHIPPING Lines (Europe) GmbH as a party to the Agreement. COSCO SHIPPING Lines (Europe) GmbH and COSCO SHIPPING Lines Co., Ltd. shall be treated as one party for all purposes under the Agreement.
012426-001
012426-001-MC
1/3/2017 1/3/2017 This Amendment revises Article 2 of the Agreement to reflect a recently implemented name change of one of the parties, COSCO Container Lines Co., Ltd., to "COSCO SHIPPING Lines Co., Ltd."
012426
7/15/2016 10/24/2016 The Agreement authorizes the parties to share vessels with one another, charter and exchange space on one another's vessels, and enter into cooperative working arrangements in the major East-West trades.