Table 2-7
Types and Number of Active Marine Terminal Operator Agreements on File with the Federal Maritime Commission, 2005-2006

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Fiscal year ending Terminal lease/use Conference Cooperative working Discussion Assessment Services Joint venture Total
FY2005 190 14 16 7 9 47 13 296
FY2006 180 10 14 10 8 45 13 280

SOURCE: Federal Maritime Commission, Office of Agreements, special tabulation, May 30, 2007.

  • Marine terminal lease/use agreement - is an agreement under which a marine terminal operator leases terminal space and/or provides terminal services to one or more vessel operating common carriers.
  • Marine terminal conference - is an agreement between or among two or more marine terminal operators (MTOs) and/or MTOs and vessel operating common carriers, which provides for setting uniform rates and conditions of service.
  • Cooperative working agreement - is an agreement that establishes exclusive, preferential, or cooperative working relationships.
  • Marine terminal discussion agreement - is an agreement between or among two or more marine terminal operators and/or marine terminal conferences and/or vessel operating common carriers for the discussion of matters of mutual interest, including in some instances, pricing and conditions of service.
  • Assessment agreement - is an agreement that provides for the collective bargaining of fringe benefits on other than a uniform man-hour basis.
  • Marine terminal services agreement - is an agreement between a marine terminal operator and a vessel operating common carrier that applies to marine terminal services.
  • Joint venture agreement - is an agreement that allows two or more marine terminal operators to establish a separate, distinct entity that sets its own pricing for services.



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