2M

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.

25 Apr 2017
Although the alliance changes that reshuffled carrier alliances from four to three took effect April 1, the impact is only slowly emerging on routes across the globe.
25 Apr 2017
There are signs potential negative effects of the new alliances on transshipment and tariffs may be overstated, according to the CEO of HPH Trust.
25 Apr 2017
There is not yet any resolution to the Shanghai congestion, but vessel berthing delays are showing a slight improvement.
21 Apr 2017
The prospect of cargo being rolled at Shanghai's choked Yangshan terminals has been raised by forwarder Kuehne + Nagel.
20 Apr 2017
More information is beginning to come in on the mounting vessel delays at Shanghai's Yangshan port.
19 Apr 2017
Poor conditions are exacerbating the challenges brought about by the new alliances at the port of Yangshan off the coast of Shanghai.
10 Apr 2017
The acquisition, said to be worth around $4 billion, will cement Maersk’s position as the world’s largest container line.
31 Mar 2017
West Coast spot rates reverse 10-week decline since Chinese New Year.
30 Mar 2017
In just two days, shippers will be dealing with a totally changed container shipping landscape as the global carriers roll out their new alliances.
29 Mar 2017
Fostering cooperation among supply-chain sectors is the main challenge LA-LB faces in handling the new alliances.
28 Mar 2017
Although the 2M Alliance will launch April 1, the HMM agreement will go into effect as soon as March 30.
22 Mar 2017
A smooth rollout is not expected.