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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.

Maersk and MSC vessels pass each other outside the Port of Rotterdam.
25 May 2018
With such a sharp increase in bunker fuel prices that dragged carriers into a loss-making first quarter, it is no surprise that Maersk and Mediterranean Shipping Co. will levy an emergency bunker surcharge from June 1.
19 Mar 2018
The 2M Alliance will adjust its Asia-Europe network, losing many direct calls in a revamp aimed at improving reliability.
06 Dec 2017
Latin America leads Maersk's trade lanes in terms of capacity following the completion of the Hamburg Süd takeover, but rising demand is making the routes even more competitive.
28 Nov 2017
Independent container lines increased their combined market share as well as their total volume of imports in the third quarter.
17 Nov 2017
Maersk Line has appointed the president of its Latin American and Caribbean operations to head its North American division.
15 Nov 2017
Yang Ming and HMM have said it is too early to confirm whether mega-ships will be included on their order books.
07 Nov 2017
The move by MSC and CMA CGM to order 20 new 22,000 TEU ships between them will not be followed by Maersk Line that says it has enough capacity "for now."
12 Oct 2017
The low-sulfur fuel rule taking effect in 2020 is likely to usher in “a paradigm change” akin to the introduction of mega-ships.
21 Sep 2017
In the past five days, 20 ships of 22,000 TEU have been ordered by two carriers.
14 Sep 2017
US maritime regulators on Thursday voted to allow ocean carrier members of THE Alliance to form an emergency fund.
12 Sep 2017
Shippers are seeing little improvement in service levels from the new container shipping alliances.
12 Sep 2017
The five largest carriers in the US import and export trades continue to tighten their grip on the container shipping market.
07 Sep 2017
Blockchain pilot programs have been flourishing this year.
05 Sep 2017
The significant number of mega-ships set to enter Asia-North Europe by the end of 2018 has resulted in capacity upgrates on many services on the trade.
31 Aug 2017
The MESA service between the east coast South America and the Mediterranean operates weekly and will have northbound and southbound calls.
30 Aug 2017
Houston and several other Texas and Louisiana ports hope to restart operations by Labor Day.
23 Aug 2017
The service, which will run until February, began last week.
18 Aug 2017
As of Aug. 16, Port Everglades has replaced Miami on the TA1/NEUATL1.
16 Aug 2017
After chasing market share during the rate wars of 2016, Maersk Line is now concentrating on maintaining profitability in the recovering market.
11 Aug 2017
Debt-stricken carriers Yang Ming and HMM have used government support and the improving market conditions to raise revenue, cut costs, and pare down debts.
31 Jul 2017
The most reliable carrier in the quarter was Wan Hai.
26 Jul 2017
Carriers large and small battle for market share and profits in the Pacific.
13 Jul 2017
The pledge comes as Maersk Line recognizes concern among shippers at booking containers with the carrier while it limps back to a business-as-usual state.
06 Jul 2017
“We see lots of changes in terms of networks and ports of call and there is some impact on rates.”
28 Jun 2017
The inability to communicate remains a serious issue, the carrier said.
23 Jun 2017
Portonave is the second-largest container terminal in Brazil.
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22 Jun 2017
Will stability return to container shipping? In Q1 2017, JOC.com posed this question to Robbert Van Trooijen, Asia-Pacific CEO of Maersk Line.
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22 Jun 2017
The industry has needed consolidation for years, said Maersk Line North America President and CEO Michael White.
21 Jun 2017
Maersk currently has 18 Rickmers vessels in its fleet.
21 Jun 2017
Germany’s second-largest container carrier after Hapag-Lloyd boosted traffic by 7.2 percent.
16 Jun 2017
Maersk Line and Hapag-Lloyd will post sharply higher earnings this year.
13 Jun 2017
French carrier CMA CGM declared Tuesday that it will buy Brazilian flag carrier Mercosul Line from Maersk Line.
09 Jun 2017
US lawmakers have introduced legislation that would expand the powers and the purse strings of the FMC to “oversee and intervene” on behalf of port service providers.
26 May 2017
The opening of the elevated Bayonne Bridge in June is likely to bring change.
22 May 2017
Such a move already has support on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers have been weighing options to strengthen Federal Maritime Commission safeguards against collusion among carriers in the world’s three major VSAs.
15 May 2017
With the loss-making first quarter out of the way, Maersk Line expects the recovering market to drive up profitability for the rest of the year.