Florida-Bahamas Shipowners Association revises agreement
The Florida-Bahamas Shipowners and Operators Association has amended its agreement on file with the Federal Maritime Commission, making changes that include the ability to enter joint contracts with third parties for professional services.
The association has been under the administrative management of the Jacksonville-based Florida Shipowners Group since last April, which also administers the Caribbean Shipowners Association. The discussion groups had previously been administered by the late Philip Busby from Fort Lauderdale.
The amended agreement includes not only the third party services clause, but a change to include the ability to discuss and reach common positions on government or industry actions. It also has revisions on membership and voting provisions, and makes administrative changes.
The members include Atlantic Caribbean Line, Crowley Liner Services, Pioneer Shipping, Seaboard Marine, and Tropical Shipping.
G&G Marine has withdrawn from the agreement.