Swiss shipping company MSC is joining forces with its French counterpart CMA CGM in a new vessel sharing agreement on the route linking Europe, the Indian Ocean and Australia.
New partnership will see the two companies operate a joint service linking the North West Continent and the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean and Australia on the southbound leg and Australia to Southeast Asia, India Subcontinent and Europe on the northbound leg.
The terms of the contract starts during the month of September 2019.
The upgraded MSC’s Australia Express/CMA CGM’s NEMO service will operate with a fleet of fourteen 9,500 TEU ships. Nine of them will be provided by MSC and five by CMA CGM.
The rotation will be: London Gateway – Rotterdam −Hamburg −Antwerp − Le Havre – Fos-sur-mer −La Spezia – Genoa − Gioia Tauro − Pointe des Galets – Port Louis – Sydney – Melbourne – Adelaide – Fremantle −Singapore – Colombo – Valencia − Sines − London Gateway.