• ITVI.USA
    15,496.720
    85.590
    0.6%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.743
    0.003
    0.1%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.110
    0.000
    0%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,466.390
    90.520
    0.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.300
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.140
    0.190
    6.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.590
    0.150
    10.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.330
    0.020
    0.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.170
    0.020
    0.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    4.080
    0.130
    3.3%
  • WAIT.USA
    125.000
    -1.000
    -0.8%
  • ITVI.USA
    15,496.720
    85.590
    0.6%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.743
    0.003
    0.1%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.110
    0.000
    0%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,466.390
    90.520
    0.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.300
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.140
    0.190
    6.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.590
    0.150
    10.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.330
    0.020
    0.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.170
    0.020
    0.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    4.080
    0.130
    3.3%
  • WAIT.USA
    125.000
    -1.000
    -0.8%
American Shipper

MAJOR U.S./AUSTRALIA CARRIERS AGREE VESSEL-SHARING PACT

MAJOR U.S./AUSTRALIA CARRIERS AGREE VESSEL-SHARING PACT

   Four major carriers serving the West Coast of North America and Australia/New Zealand container trade direct have agreed to cooperate under a 15-vessel vessel-sharing agreement.

   Australia-New Zealand Direct Line, Columbus Line, FESCO Ocean Management Ltd. and P&O Nedlloyd/Blue Star Line have filed their proposed vessel-sharing agreement with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission. Under the plan, they would operate a two-loop rotation of 15 vessels, providing shippers with twice-weekly sailings between West Coast North American ports and Australia and New Zealand. The service would also call Tahiti and Fiji on alternate voyages northbound.

   At present, ANZDL runs a seven-ship service in the U.S. West Coast/Australia/New Zealand route, on which sister company Contship Containerlines takes slots. FESCO has a separate eight-vessel service. P&O Nedlloyd and Columbus have a seven-ship vessel-sharing agreement that employs seven ships, according to ComPairData, the global liner shipping database on the Internet at http://www.compairdata.com. The vessel-sharing agreement would represent a merger and restructuring of the three direct weekly loops into two.

   Subject to regulatory clearance, the new agreement will be implemented in the first quarter of the year.

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