46 CFR § 535.305 - Equipment interchange agreements - exemption.
§ 535.305 Equipment interchange agreements - exemption.
(a) An equipment interchange agreement is an agreement between two or more ocean common carriers for:
(1) The exchange of empty containers, chassis, empty LASH/SEABEE barges, and related equipment; and
(2) The transportation of the equipment as required, payment therefor, management of the logistics of transferring, handling and positioning equipment, its use by the receiving carrier, its repair and maintenance, damages thereto, and liability incidental to the interchange of equipment.
(b) An equipment interchange agreement is exempt from the filing requirements of the Act and of this part.
(c) The filing fee for optional filing of equipment interchange agreements is provided in § 535.401(g).