Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. announced the 10-year 2M Alliance vessel-sharing agreement on the Asia-Europe, trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic trades as the carriers strived to better utilize capacity in the wake of their failed bid to launch the P3 Network in 2014.

16 Jan 2017
US ports will face unprecedented operational challenges when ocean carriers on April 1 restructure their vessel-sharing alliances.
12 Jan 2017
If additional carriers go bankrupt, the lines that remain will quickly consolidate their power, enabling them to dictate pricing.
10 Jan 2017
Maersk Line has expanded its footprint in Iran by adding a second port of call.
07 Jan 2017
Ports, terminals, carriers, and shippers are preparing for significant challenges that will come from this spring’s shuffling of vessel-sharing agreements.
29 Dec 2016
Since Hanjin Shipping failed, the 2M has increased its share of imports from Asia to the United States.
27 Dec 2016
Container exports from Asia will drop off sharply after Chinese New Year and carriers are blanking sailings in anticipation of the slowdown in demand.
13 Dec 2016
HMM failed to gain membership of the 2M Alliance, but the slot-sharing deal it signed up to will see the Korean carrier paying a heavy price.
11 Dec 2016
Hyundai to enter slot-sharing deal with Maersk and MSC, but it will be no 2M Alliance membership.
01 Dec 2016
As shippers scrutinize carriers’ financial stability ahead of the 2016 to 2017 bidding season, the safeguards could provide those that deal with the THE Alliance some reassurances — and give alliance members a contracting edge.
22 Nov 2016
Mediterranean Shipping Co. said Tuesday that it’s still discussing allowing Hyundai Merchant Marine into the 2M Alliance, in direct contrast to its alliance partner, Maersk Line, telling the market Friday that a formal membership is off the table.
18 Nov 2016
Hyundai Merchant Marine will not join Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. in the 2M Alliance.
14 Nov 2016
A global shippers group is questioning whether the savings container lines enjoy through the deployment of mega-ships, alliances, slow steaming, and consolidation are being fairly shared with importers and exporters, urging for a new commercial contract between shippers and liners.