Victory Bridge loop rejigged

Compania Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV) is poised to pull a containership from the Victory Bridge vessel sharing agreement with France’s CMA CGM.

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The Marseilles-based giant will add a vessel, keeping the six-ship count for the service between North America and Europe, according to documents filed with the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC).

Currently, CSAV of Chile operates two vessels in the agreement while CMA CGM provides four ships. The service uses vessels of at least 3,500 teu in nominal capacity.

The changes take effect on 20 July when the 4,298-teu CMA CGM Jamaica (built 2006) starts its rotation from Le Havre.

The liner operators also added a port call in the US port of Savannah.

The Victory Bridge service currently calls in Le Havre, France; Antwerp, Belgium; Rotterdam, Netherlands; Bremerhaven, Germany; Charleston, Miami and Houston in the United States; and Veracruz and Altamira in Mexico.