Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) today announces a new vessel sharing agreement (VSA), effective on the Wallaby and Panda services between Australia and Asia.
The VSA will come into force in May 2017, between MSC, Maersk Line, Mitsui O.S.K Lines and Hamburg Sud.
The Wallaby Service to and from North East Asia will continue to operate the following rotation, while maintaining the same transit times:
- Yokohama - Osaka - Busan - Qingdao - Shanghai (Yangshan) - Ningbo - Brisbane - Sydney - Melbourne - Sydney - Brisbane -Yokohama.
- Last vessel on current VSA: ER France eta Yokohama 2 May 2017
The Panda Service, meanwhile, will see improved South China coverage as a result of the additions of Xiamen and Nansha ports. The rotation will be:
- Kaohsiung - Xiamen - Nansha - Hong Kong - Yantian - Melbourne - Sydney - Brisbane - Kaohsiung.
- Last vessel on current VSA: CAP FRIO eta Kaohsiung 4 May 2017