It is not necessary for each partner to have the same number of vessels. The space available for loading and unloading at each port of call is shared by the partners. The name of this agreement is the MED/USEC Vessel Sharing Agreement ( the „agreement“). Hello Dang, in a VSA, you usually do NOT receive two vsls on the same service that calls the same port at the same time. However, in some cases, this is possible due to the absence of ships and delays in a given port. If such a case occurs, the berth is ordered according to the port. A ship-sharing agreement is somewhat different from that of an alliance, in that a vessel-sharing agreement is generally devoted to a particular trade route, the conditions being specific to that route, whereas an alliance is of a more global nature and could include many different trade routes that are normally on the same terms. If the trade or part of it is no longer part of the Maersk/MSC Vessel Sharing Agreement, the 2M Lines SML share as soon as possible, but no later than 14 days after 2M Lines agrees to do so, or the notification of such termination. U.S. flag ship capacity operated by a participant and U.S. Flag Vessel Sharing Agreement (VSA) capacity of a participant.
The following graph provides a snapshot of the current VSA structure (Vessel Sharing Agreement) across the shipping community and what will happen to carrier alliances in April of this year. There may be some minor adjustments to the following, but it will essentially be the main stages of VSA that will progress from April 1, 2017: the amount of space each partner receives may vary from port to port and may depend on the number of vessels operated or placed by the various partners within the agreement. Under the Vessel Sharing Agreement, two (or more) shipping companies agree to provide a fixed number of slots on certain vessels or routes. As a general rule, a vessel-sharing agreement is concluded between different container shipping companies that agree to operate a regular service on a given line with a number of vessels. For more information on this: 1.