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
MSC is pleased to share news of this new VSA, which we believe will bring our customers further service options on the popular Asia network.