Monday, September 21, 2020
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Maritime News

2M Restores Transpacific Capacity

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – The 2M is the latest container shipping alliance to return more capacity to the transpacific trades. 2M partners Maersk and MSC said today...

September 21, 2020
Total Views: 38

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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Maritime News

MSC Noses Toward Top Liner Ranking After Poaching Star Maersk Exec

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Maersk’s cuts in capital expenditure, including its decision not to order new vessels in the next two years, will clear the way for MSC...

November 20, 2019
Total Views: 9

Monday, July 1, 2019
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Maritime News

Hyundai Merchant Marine to Join THE Alliance After 2M Expiration

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – South Korean carrier Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is to join THE Alliance when its slot charter agreement with the 2M expires next April. HMM...

July 1, 2019
Total Views: 61

Thursday, July 19, 2018
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Maritime News

Maersk Line, MSC and ZIM Enter Strategic Cooperation on the Asia – U.S. East Coast Trade

Israeli container shipping company ZIM has reached a deal with 2M alliance members Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company on a new strategic cooperation on the Asia – US East...

July 19, 2018
Total Views: 7

Monday, March 19, 2018
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Maersk and MSC Unveil Revamped 2M Asia-Europe Network

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – 2M alliance partners Maersk Line and MSC will launch a revamped Asia-Europe and Asia-Mediterranean network in May that will see port calls reduced...

March 19, 2018
Total Views: 8

Friday, January 19, 2018
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Maritime News

Port of Southampton to Lose Call by Maersk/MSC Asia-Europe Service

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – The 2M alliance of Maersk and MSC is to leave the UK port of Southampton. It has announced it will drop the call...

January 19, 2018
Total Views: 10

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
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Hyundai Merchant Marine Forms Intra-Asia Shipping Alliance

South Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine has signed an agreement with smaller Asia-only carriers Heung-A Shipping and Sinokor Merchant Marine to form a niche shipping alliance targeting intra-Asia trade....

January 3, 2017
Total Views: 4

Thursday, December 15, 2016
Maritime News

Shippers Kick Back at 2M Alliance Plans to Put Cargo on HMM Ships

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – News that their cargo may be loaded onto Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) vessels has angered customers of the 2M Alliance. Shippers expressed concern after...

December 15, 2016
Total Views: 5

Monday, December 12, 2016
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HMM, Maersk Line Statements on 2M ‘Strategic Cooperation’

South Korean shipper Hyundai Merchant Marine Co Ltd (HMM) said on Sunday it has agreed with the 2M shipping alliance (Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company) to form a cooperative...

December 12, 2016
Total Views: 17

Sunday, December 11, 2016
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Hyundai Merchant Marine Secures 2M Deal

SEOUL, Dec 11 (Reuters) – Heavily indebted South Korean shipper Hyundai Merchant Marine Co Ltd (HMM) said on Sunday it has agreed with the 2M shipping alliance to form a...

December 11, 2016
Total Views: 2

Friday, December 9, 2016
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Maritime News

Hyundai Merchant Marine’s 2M Alliance Membership in Doubt

By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen and Joyce Lee COPENHAGEN/SEOUL, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Doubts about the future of Hyundai Merchant Marine Co Ltd surfaced on Friday after Denmark’s Maersk Line said the...

December 9, 2016
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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Maritime News

HMM Must Settle for Slot Exchanges Over Full Membership in 2M Alliance

By Mike Wackett  (The Loadstar) – Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) may have to settle for a slot exchange agreement with 2M partners Maersk Line and MSC, rather than full membership...

November 23, 2016
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
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Maritime News

THE Alliance Container Grouping Unveils Service Lineup

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar). – THE Alliance – Hapag-Lloyd, K Line, MOL, NYK and Yang Ming – have announced their pro-forma east-west tradelane network for April next year. It...

November 8, 2016
Total Views: 0

Saturday, October 29, 2016
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Maritime News

Container Shipping: Will New Alliance Structures Help Stabilize The Market?

By Sam Whelan (TheLoadstar) After the supply chain havoc caused by Hanjin Shipping’s collapse, and with an alliance reshuffle on the horizon, should shippers be hoping for further carrier consolidation? Or...

October 29, 2016
Total Views: 9

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Federal Maritime Commission Throws Another Hurdle At The Containership Ocean Alliance

By Mike Wacket (TheLoadstar) It might not be easy for one of the new mega east-west vessel-sharing alliances to appease the regulators. The Ocean Alliance, comprising CMA CGM (including APL), Cosco, Evergreen and OOCL, needs...

August 25, 2016
Total Views: 11

Monday, June 27, 2016
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Maritime News

‘Bizarre Twist’ as HMM Tries to Woo 2M Alliance

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The debate on the reasoning behind the potential alliance grouping of the 2M’s Maersk Line and MSC and the financially troubled Hyundai Merchant Marine...

June 27, 2016
Total Views: 13

Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Maritime News

Hyundai Merchant Marine Surges On Talks to Join 2M Alliance

By Kyunghee Park (Bloomberg) — Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. gained the most in more than two decades in Seoul trading on optimism a restructuring plan for South Korea’s second-biggest container...

June 23, 2016
Total Views: 0

Thursday, May 12, 2016

New Container Shipping Alliance Players Revealed – WSJ Report

Some of the world’s largest (free agent) container shipping companies are set to unveil a new global shipping alliance to rival the existing 2M and planned Ocean Alliance, according to...

May 12, 2016
Total Views: 1

Thursday, October 9, 2014

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission’s Statement on ‘2M Alliance’ Approval

The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) on Thursday said it has concluded its review of the so-called "2M Alliance", a proposed vessel sharing agreement between A.P. M0ller-Maersk A/S and Mediterranean Shipping Company SA, approving the operation and paving the way for its start next year.

October 9, 2014
Total Views: 4


2M Alliance Clears Regulatory Hurdles, Plans January 2015 Start

Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk said on Thursday its shipping alliance with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co would begin operations in January next year after receiving approval from U.S. regulators.

October 9, 2014
Total Views: 11