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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.

Central America Discussion Agreement

FMC Agreement No. 011075

Synopsis: The Agreement authorizes the parties to discuss and reach voluntary agreement on rates and conditions of service in the trade between the United States and ports in Central America.

Most Recent Filing Date Filed Effective Date Synopsis
011075-080
011075-080-MC
2/25/2020 4/10/2020 The amendment reinstates language in Article 5.01 that was inadvertently omitted from a previous amendment.
011075-079
011075-079-MC
9/17/2018 11/1/2018 The amendment removes Dole Ocean Cargo Express, Inc. as a party to the Agreement and replaces it with Dole Ocean Cargo Express, LLC.
011075-078
011075-078-MC
12/11/2017 1/25/2018 The amendment adds Great White Fleet Corp. as a party to the Agreement. Great White Fleet Corp. and Great White Fleet Liner Services Ltd. will act as a single party to the Agreement.
011075-077
011075-077-MC
7/29/2016 7/29/2016 The amendment corrects the address of Great White Fleet Liner Service, Ltd.
011075-076
011075-076-MC
9/10/2012 9/10/2012 The amendment corrects the address of Great White Fleet Liner Service, Ltd.
011075-075
011075-075-MC
8/31/2012 8/31/2012 The amendment deletes APL Co. PTE Ltd. as a party to the Agreement.
011075-074
011075-074-MC
3/6/2012 3/6/2012 The amendment changes the name of Great White Fleet to Great White Fleet Liner Service, Ltd.
011075-073
011075-073-MC
4/14/2010 5/29/2010 The amendment adds the Dominican Republic and Haiti to the geographic scope of the Agreement.
011075-072
011075-072-MC
2/5/2009 3/1/2009 The amendment replaces Crowley Liner Services, Inc. with Crowley Latin America Services, LLC.
011075-071
011075-071-MC
12/16/2008 1/30/2009 The amendment adds authority for the parties to enter into contracts with vendors for services, including the collection of charges.
011075-070
011075-070-MC
12/12/2008 1/26/2009 The amendment adds a new section authorizing the exchange of certain trade data including economic forecasts; past, present, and future trade conditions; and revenues, costs, profits and losses.
011075-069
011075-069-MC
9/13/2007 9/13/2007 The amendment deletes Trinity Shipping Line, S.A. as a party to the Agreement.
011075-068
7/22/2005 7/22/2005 The amendment deletes A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S as a party to the Agreement.
011075-067
3/24/2005 5/8/2005 The amendment deletes Lykes Lines Limited, LLC as a party to the agreement effective April 5, 2005, increases the financial guarantees required of the members, adds a new section dealing with responsibility for civil penalties, and makes other technical changes.
011075-066
6/21/2004 6/21/2004 The amendment adds Trinity Shipping Line, S.A. as a party to the Agreement.
011075-065
2/24/2004 2/24/2004 The amendment adds Great White Fleet as a party to the Agreement.
011075-064
10/20/2003 10/20/2003 The amendment adds Lykes Lines Limited, LLC as a party to the Agreement.
011075-063
9/29/2003 9/29/2003 The amendment eliminates the separate geographic sections under the agreement, makes technical corrections to eliminate obsolete or repetitive language, and updates Maerskā€™s name.
011075-062
1/21/2003 1/21/2003 The amendment adds Dole Ocean Cargo Express as a party to the Agreement.
011075-061
5/2/2002 5/2/2002 The amendment deletes Nordana Line as a party to the Agreement.
011075-060
3/20/2002 3/20/2002 The amendment changes the name of King Ocean Central America, S.A. to King Ocean Services Limited.
011075-059
9/25/2001 9/25/2001 The amendment deletes Caribbean American Lines, S.A. as a party to the Agreement.
011075-058
8/27/2001 8/27/2001 The amendment adds Caribbean American Lines, S.A. as a member of the Central America section of the agreement and combines the slot chartering authority and the reporting requirement into a single section of the agreement. The amendment also clarifies that the slot chartering authority is limited to ad hoc, emergency or interim situations.
011075-057
5/9/2001 5/9/2001 The amendment deletes Concorde Shipping, Inc. as a party to the Agreement.
011075-056
3/14/2001 3/14/2001 The amendment deletes Dole Ocean Cargo Express as a party to the Agreement.
011075-055
1/5/2001 1/5/2001 The amendment deletes Hamburg Sud D/B/A Crowley American Transport as a member of the Panama section and adds Crowley Liner Services Inc. as a member of the Panama section of the Agreement.
011075-054
12/29/2000 12/29/2000 The amendment deletes Crowley Liner Services, Inc. and P&O Nedlloyd Limited as parties to the Agreement.
011075-053
11/6/2000 11/6/2000 The amendment deletes Trinity Shipping Line, S.A. and changes the name of Hamburg Sud.
011075-052
6/14/2000 7/29/2000 The amendment deletes South Pacific Shipping Company, Ltd. as a party and revises the Agreement to clarify the parties' authority with respect to time/volume rates.
011075-051
1/27/2000 3/12/2000 The amendment authorizes the parties, by a vote of unanimous less one, to waive the security deposit requirement for new members. The modification also makes conforming and administrative changes.
011075-050
1/19/2000 1/19/2000 The amendment deletes Lykes Lines Limited, LLC and changes the name of Dole Ocean Liner Express to Dole Ocean Cargo Express.
011075-049
1/11/2000 1/11/2000 The amendment deletes Interocean Lines, Inc., and adds P&O Nedlloyd Limited as a party to the Panama section of the Agreement.
011075-048
11/30/1999 11/30/1999 The amendment changes the name of A.P. Moller-Maersk Line to A.P. Moller-Maersk Sea-Land and makes other non-substantive changes to the Agreement.
011075-047
10/4/1999 10/4/1999 The amendment adds Nordana Line as a party to the Agreement.
011075-046
6/15/1999 7/30/1999 The amendment authorizes the parties to collectively, or any two or more of them to jointly, enter into service contracts and to adopt voluntary guidelines with respect to the terms and procedures relating to their service contracts.
011075-045
6/8/1999 6/8/1999 The amendment adds APL Co. Pte Ltd. and Lykes Lines Limited, LLC as parties to the Agreement.
011075-044
5/19/1999 5/19/1999 The amendment adds Trinity Shipping Line, S.A., Interocean Lines Inc., and South Pacific Shipping Company, Ltd. D/B/A Ecuadorian Line as parties to the Agreement.
011075-043
3/9/1998 4/23/1998 The Amendment revises Article 7(k) of the Agreement to provide that the amount of the required security is $5,000, or one-half of the total estimated operating expenses of the Agreement in the year immediately preceding the calendar year in which the new member joins the Agreement.
011075-042
1/16/1998 1/16/1998 The amendment deletes Global Reefer Carriers Ltd. as a party to the Agreement.
011075-041
10/17/1997 12/23/1997 The amendment renames the existing geographic scope as the Central American Section, adds a Panama Section (between the United States and Panama) and adds a Puerto Rico Section (between Puerto Rico and both Central America and the Caribbean). The modification also adds NPR, Inc. as a party to the Puerto Rico Section, makes administrative changes, and restates the Agreement.
011075-040
9/18/1997 9/18/1997 The amendment makes various non-substantive changes to the Agreement and restates the Agreement.
011075-039
3/31/1997 3/31/1997 The amendment deletes Great White Fleet as a party to the Agreement.
011075-038
1/13/1997 1/13/1997 The amendment deletes Meridian Shipping, Inc., Southeastern Shipping Line, and Tropical Shipping & Constructions Co., Ltd. as parties to the Agreement.
011075-037
1/7/1997 1/7/1997 The amendment deletes Nordana Line, Inc. as a party to the Agreement.
011075-036
8/21/1996 8/21/1996 The amendment deletes Transportes Navieros Ecuatorianos, Thompson Shipping Co., Ltd., and Navieros Interamericanos, S.A. as parties to the Agreement.
011075-035
3/4/1996 3/4/1996 The amendment adds Southeastern Shipping Line as a party to the Agreement.
011075-034
11/20/1995 11/20/1995 The amendment deletes the Latin American Shipping Service Association, and adds its members as individual parties to the Agreement.
011075-033
8/23/1995 8/23/1995 The amendment adds Tropical Shipping & Construction Co., Ltd., as a party to the Agreement.
011075-032
8/7/1995 8/7/1995 The amendment adds King Ocean Central America, S.A., as a party to the Agreement.
011075-031
7/25/1995 7/25/1995 The amendment deletes Sea Barge, Inc., as a party to the Agreement.
011075-030
6/23/1995 6/23/1995 Makes various administrative changes and restates the Agreement.
011075-029
2/10/1995 2/10/1995 The amendment deletes Turbana Corporation as a party to the Agreement.
011075-028
1/23/1995 1/23/1995 The amendment adds Navieros Interamericanos, S.A. as a party to the Agreements.
011075-027
10/18/1994 10/18/1994 The amendment deletes Naviera Consolidada, S.A., as a party to the Agreement.
011075-026
10/3/1994 10/3/1994 The amendment makes various changes to the membership of the Agreement.
011075-025
11/16/1993 11/16/1993 The amendment adds Sea-Barge, Inc., and deletes Empresa Naviera Santa and Promotora de Navigacion, S.A. as parties to the Agreement.
011075-024
3/25/1993 3/25/1993 The amendment adds Turbana Corporation as a party to the Agreement.
011075-023
2/18/1993 2/18/1993 The amendment adds Promotora De Navigacion, S.A.
011075-022
10/28/1992 10/28/1992 The amendment adds Meridian Shipping, Inc. as a party to the Agreement.
011075-021
9/14/1992 9/14/1992 The amendment adds Dole Fresh Fruit as a party to the Agreement.
011075-020
9/10/1992 9/10/1992 The amendment adds Transportes Navieros Ecuatorianos as a party to the Agreement.
011075-019
1/21/1992 2/13/1992 The amendment adds Empresa Naviera Santa as a party to the Agreement.
011075-018
11/29/1991 1/13/1992 The amendment permits the parties to charter space to and from each other and jointly advertise and rationalize service among themselves.
011075-017
10/10/1991 11/24/1991 The amendment deletes Empresa Naviera Santa as a party to the Agreement.
011075-016
9/5/1991 10/3/1991 The amendment adds Network Shipping Ltd. as a party to the Agreement.
011075-015
2/7/1991 3/1/1991 The amendment adds King Ocean Central America, S.A. as a party to the Agreement.
011075-014
1/9/1991 2/5/1991 The amendment adds Great White Fleet, Ltd. as a party to the Agreement.
011075-013
8/23/1990 9/18/1990 The amendment adds Empresa Naviera Santa as a party to the Agreement.
011075-012
6/28/1990 7/23/1990 The amendment deletes Gran Golfo Express as a party to the Agreement, and adds Naviera Consolidada S.A. as a party to the Agreement.
011075-011
4/13/1990 5/17/1990 The amendment adds Nicaragua to the geographic scope of the Agreement.
011075-010
8/31/1989 8/31/1989 The amendment changes the name and address of Maritima Juno, S.A.
011075-009
10/27/1988 12/11/1988 The amendment adds Central Gulf Lines as a party to the Agreement, deletes Marine Bulk Carriers, Inc., and makes other administrative changes to the Agreement.
011075-008
9/19/1988 10/13/1988 The amendment adds Norwegian American Enterprises, Inc. as a party to the Agreement.
011075-007
7/14/1988 8/23/1988 The amendment adds Tropical Shipping and Construction Co., Ltd. as a party to the Agreement.

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7/14/1988 8/23/1988 The amendment adds Transportes Navieros Equatorianos and Gran Golfo Express as parties to the Agreement.
011075-005
4/6/1988 5/9/1988 The amendment adds Transportes Navieros Equatorianos as a party to the Agreement.
011075-004
9/15/1987 10/7/1987 The amendment adds Maritima Juno as a party to the Agreement.
011075-003
9/1/1987 9/24/1987 The amendment adds Thompson Shipping Co., Ltd. as a party to the Agreement.
011075-002
6/3/1987 6/26/1987 The amendment deletes Ecuadorian Line, Inc. and Flagsip Container Line, Inc. as parties to the Agreement, and adds Marine Bulk Carriers, Inc. as a party to the Agreement.
011075-001
4/1/1987 4/23/1987 The amendment adds Nordana Line, Inc.; Flagship Container Line, Inc.; Concorde Shipping, Inc.; and Nexos Line as parties to the Agreement.
011075
3/3/1987 4/17/1987 The Agreement authorizes the parties to discuss and reach voluntary agreement on rates and conditions of service in the trade between the United States and ports in Central America.