• ITVI.USA
    12,678.660
    5.150
    0%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.868
    0.001
    0%
  • OTRI.USA
    8.620
    0.000
    0%
  • OTVI.USA
    12,733.190
    6.750
    0.1%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.780
    -0.050
    -1.8%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    2.390
    -0.270
    -10.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.800
    -0.040
    -2.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    2.160
    -0.030
    -1.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    1.990
    -0.020
    -1%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    2.880
    -0.060
    -2%
  • WAIT.USA
    125.000
    6.000
    5%
  • ITVI.USA
    12,678.660
    5.150
    0%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.868
    0.001
    0%
  • OTRI.USA
    8.620
    0.000
    0%
  • OTVI.USA
    12,733.190
    6.750
    0.1%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.780
    -0.050
    -1.8%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    2.390
    -0.270
    -10.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.800
    -0.040
    -2.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    2.160
    -0.030
    -1.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    1.990
    -0.020
    -1%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    2.880
    -0.060
    -2%
  • WAIT.USA
    125.000
    6.000
    5%
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.