Monday, September 21, 2020
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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...
Monday, July 1, 2019
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...
Thursday, July 19, 2018
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...
Monday, March 19, 2018
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...
Friday, January 19, 2018
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...
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
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....
Thursday, December 15, 2016
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...
Monday, December 12, 2016
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...
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Friday, December 9, 2016
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...
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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...
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
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...
Saturday, October 29, 2016
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...
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...
Monday, June 27, 2016
Thursday, June 23, 2016
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...
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...
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.
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.
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