What Is A Connecting Carrier Agreement

Agreements between joint ocean carriers must be submitted to the CS FMC (46 CFR § 535.103) if they relate to maritime carriage in U.S. foreign trade and authorize the parties to engage in any of the following activities: A single joint carrier or an agreement between or between joint ocean carriers may enter into a service contract with one or more shippers. The CMF conducts a preliminary review of all agreements to determine whether the agreement complies with the Shipping Act and conducts ongoing monitoring of activities once an agreement comes into force. Ship-operating common carriers (VOCs) or maritime common carriers: As long as an agreement remains in force, quarterly monitoring reports (46 CFR § 535.702) must be submitted by the parties to the ocean carrier agreements that approve discussions or agreements on the following activities: As long as an agreement remains in force, the parties to the carrier agreements that approve discussions or agreements on the following activities must use Protocol e of meetings of understanding (46 CFR § 535.704): According to the rules of the Commission, the submission of agreements (46 CFR Part 535 Subpart D) must be as follows: Quarterly follow-up reports and minutes of meetings must be sent to: Director, Bureau of Trade Analysis, Room 940, 800 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington, DC 20573, or may be submitted by direct electronic transmission. Agreements may be delivered by hand during the Commission`s normal business hours at 8:30 a.m. .m.m. until 5 p.m.m Monday to Friday, or by mail to: Secretary, Federal Maritime Commission, Room 1046, 800 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington, DC 20573. . .