Under the Commission`s rules, contractual declarations (46 CFR, Part 535, D) are required, including: a single common shipping company or an agreement between common shipping companies or between common sea carriers may enter into a service contract with one or more shippers. As long as an agreement remains in force, quarterly follow-up reports (46 CFR 535.702) must be submitted by the parties to shipping agreements authorizing discussion or agreement on the following activities: as long as an agreement remains in force, parties to agency agreements that authorize discussion or agreement on the following activities must submit protocols for the agreements (46 CFR 55.704). : Vessel-Operating Common Carriers (VOCCs) or Ocean Common Carrier: Agreements between common shipping carriers must be submitted to the CMF (46 CFR 535.103) when they relate to the shipping in U.S. international trade and authorizes the parties to participate in one of the following activities: the CMF conducts a preliminary review of all agreements to determine whether the agreement complies with the Shipping Act. , and continuous monitoring of activities as soon as an agreement enters into force. Agreements can be provided manually during the Commission`s normal opening hours. 8:30 a.m.m to 5 p.m.m, Monday to Friday or by mail to: Secretary, The Federal Maritime Commission, Room 1046, 800 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington, DC 20573 Quarterly follow-up reports and minutes of meetings should be sent to: Director, Bureau of Trade Analysis, Room 940, 800 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington, DC 20573, or can be e-mailed.