Liner and Tramp Service – similarities and differences

liner and tramp

Currently, there are more than 55,000 merchant ships plying global trade around the world..

These ships include General Cargo ships, Bulk and Break Bulk ships, Container ships, Chemical, Oil and LNG Tankers, Passenger, and various other types of ships..

While these are types of ships, these ships could be operating on two main types of services – Liner and Tramp services..

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What is a Vessel Sharing Agreement (VSA) in shipping..??

VSA stands for a Vessel Sharing Agreement.. A vessel sharing agreement is usually reached between various container shipping lines who agree to operate a liner service along a specified route using a specified number of vessels.. It is not necessary for each of the partners to have equal number of vessels.. The space that is available for loading and discharging … Read more here..

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