Carriers CMA CGM and CSAV have revised their vessel sharing agreement for the Victory Bridge service between North Europe and the Atlantic and Gulf Coast of North America.
The Federal Maritime Commission said the amendment to Agreement No. 012104
increases CMA CGM's slot allocation, revises the number of vessels contributed by each party, and adds Savannah to the expected port rotation.
The service uses six ships with nominal capacity of 3,500 TEUs, and agreed operational practical capacity of 2,760 TEUs, at average weight of 12 metric tons gross per TEU.
The ships operate between North Europe and the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.
The agreement said that starting July 20, CSAV’s contribution will go from two ships to one ship, and its allocation on the CMA CGM ships will drop from 920 TEUs to 460 TEUs. CMA CGM will begin supplying five ships and see its allocation climb from 1,840 TEUs to 2,300 TEUs on the CSAV ship. CSAV will also make a structural purchase of 10 TEUs from CMA CGM.
The agreement filed with the FMC said that initially the port rotation will be Le Havre -Antwerp -Rotterdam -Bremerhaven -Charleston -Miami WB Veracruz -Altamira -Houston -Miami -Savannah -Le Havre and that the lines have agreed to review the possibility to replace Miami by Port Everglades, but that without mutual consent the service will continue to call Miami.