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.

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.
21 Mar 2017
“Shippers along these routes will get the best transit times, most competition, and cheapest rates. The reverse will be true for niche shippers.”
15 Mar 2017
The European Union’s competition authority is due to decide by March 27 whether to clear the acquisition.
14 Mar 2017
“Maersk Line has no plans to implement a trust fund to further safeguard cargo.”
14 Mar 2017
The faster transits that the 2M, Ocean, and THE alliances are promising BCOs open a new front in an already intensely competitive landscape.
14 Mar 2017
The tight space on ships out of North Europe ports is not because of supply and demand, according to a container shipping analyst.
08 Mar 2017
The new alliances begin operations on April 1, but an analysis of the networks reveals a surprising cut in the number of direct port-to-port connections.
23 Feb 2017
It’s the first of what the small East Coast port hopes will be two new services coming to the gateway as ocean carriers and their alliances sort out port coverage this year.
22 Feb 2017
Just over a month remains until the new alliances go live.
21 Feb 2017
The announcement helps to fill critical gaps in market knowledge about port pairs and services of the new vessel-sharing agreements.