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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.

ASA/SPC Agreement

FMC Agreement No. 011679

Synopsis: The Agreement authorizes members of the Asia Shipowners Forum to exchange information and reach non-binding agreement on both general issues and economic trends affecting the shipping industry, the general level of rates and rate trends, and membership in other agreements and associations.

Most Recent Filing Date Filed Effective Date Synopsis
011679-016
011679-016-MC
12/7/2023 12/7/2023 The Amendment updates the name of the Agreement to ASA/SPC Agreement; updates the name of Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd.; deletes APL Co. Pte Ltd., American President Lines Ltd., and ANL Singapore Pte Ltd. as parties; and adds Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. as a party to the Agreement.
011679-015
011679-015-MC
2/17/2017 2/17/2017 The Amendment revises the Agreement to reflect a recently implemented name change of the Agreement from “ASF/SERC” to “ASA/SERC.” The Asian Shipowners Forum changed its name to the Asian Shipowners Association. The amendment also revises the name of one party to the Agreement, COSCO SHIPPING Lines Company Limited, and removes two other parties from the Agreement, China Shipping (Group) Company/China Shipping Container Lines Co., Ltd. and Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd. The Amendment also restates the Agreement.
011679-014
011679-014-MC
7/27/2015 9/10/2015 The amendment deletes certain unused authorities of the Agreement, and clarifies remaining authorities.
011679-013
011679-013-MC
12/30/2014 12/30/2014 The amendment corrects the addresses of APL Co Pte. Ltd.; Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd.; and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
011679-012
011679-012-MC
2/24/2011 2/24/2011 The amendment updates the corporate addresses of American President Lines Ltd. and APL Co Pte. Ltd.
011679-011
011679-011-MC
6/12/2009 6/12/2009 The amendment reflects the Indian National Shipowners Association as a participating association in the Asian Shipowners Forum.
011679-010
011679-010-MC
3/4/2008 3/4/2008 The amendment removes Sinotrans Container Lines Co., Ltd. as a party to the agreement.
011679-009
011679-009-MC
11/8/2007 11/8/2007 The amendment adds a new Article 5.3 authorizing the establishment of permanent Secretariat and revises Article 6.1 to define the role of Secretariat.
011679-008
011679-008-MC
3/16/2007 4/30/2007 The amendment deletes Evergreen Marine Corp. (Taiwan) Ltd. and add Evergreen Line Joint Service Agreement, FMC Agreement No. 011982, as a party. It also deletes COSCO Container Lines (Hong Kong) Co., Limited and the accompanying note.
011679-007
011679-007-MC
1/30/2007 3/1/2007 The amendment substitutes COSCO Container Lines (Hong Kong) Co., Limited, for COSCO Container Lines Co., Ltd. and updates COSCO’s address.
011679-006
7/13/2004 7/13/2004 The amendment adds ANL Singapore Pte Ltd. as a party to the agreement.
011679-005
11/26/2003 11/26/2003 The amendment adds APL Co. PTE Ltd. and American President Lines, Ltd. (as a single party) and Sinotrans Container Lines Co., Ltd. as parties to the agreement.
011679-004
10/10/2001 10/10/2001 The amendment adds Orient Overseas Container Line Limited as a party to the Agreement.
011679-003
9/26/2001 9/26/2001 The amendment adds China Shipping (Group) Company as a party to the Agreement.
011679-002
011679-002-MC
2/2/2001 2/2/2001 The amendment adds Wan Hai Lines as a party to the Agreement.
011679-001
011679-001-MC
6/20/2000 6/20/2000 The amendment changes the name of the Agreement and makes technical changes to the names of two of the parties.
011679
10/5/1999 11/19/1999 The Agreement authorizes members of the Asia Shipowners Forum to exchange information and reach non-binding agreement on both general issues and economic trends affecting the shipping industry, the general level of rates and rate trends, and membership in other agreements and associations.