Liner giants CMA CGM and Hamburg Sud have struck a deal to share vessels on a service on the west coast of North and South America.

Germany's Hamburg Sud will provide three of the 1,800-teu vessels for the service, while its French rival will contribute one ship. Each boxship will have at least 450 reefer plugs.

The deal gives Hamburg Sud 1,010 teu of that capacity on each vessel, while CMA CGM will get 337 teu.