• ITVI.USA
    13,714.340
    -40.170
    -0.3%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.930
    0.010
    0%
  • OTVI.USA
    13,686.380
    -35.040
    -0.3%
  • TLT.USA
    2.840
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    2.280
    -0.210
    -8.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    1.900
    -0.070
    -3.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    2.720
    -0.270
    -9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.480
    -0.170
    -6.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.070
    -0.210
    -6.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.370
    -0.090
    -6.2%
  • WAIT.USA
    127.000
    0.000
    0%
  • ITVI.USA
    13,714.340
    -40.170
    -0.3%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.930
    0.010
    0%
  • OTVI.USA
    13,686.380
    -35.040
    -0.3%
  • TLT.USA
    2.840
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    2.280
    -0.210
    -8.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    1.900
    -0.070
    -3.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    2.720
    -0.270
    -9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.480
    -0.170
    -6.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.070
    -0.210
    -6.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.370
    -0.090
    -6.2%
  • WAIT.USA
    127.000
    0.000
    0%
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.