2M Alliance

In 2015 Maersk Line and MSC launched the 10-year 2M Alliance vessel-sharing agreement on the Asia-Europe, trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic trades, in an effort to better utilize their combined capacity in the wake of their failed bid to launch the P3 Network. The arrangement, which includes a series of slot exchanges and slot purchases on East-West routes, also involves Maersk Line and MSC taking over a number of charters and operations of vessels chartered to Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM).

In an effort to forge even closer working relationships between the carriers, technology specialists from MSC and Maersk have joined forces [in 2018] with their counterparts from CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express (ONE) to form a neutral, non-profit entity to discuss the digitalization, standardization and interoperability of the container shipping industry in the future, rather than develop or operate their own digital platform. The information technologyg standards that they jointly create will be openly avaiable, free of charge, to all stakeholders in the wider container shipping industry. 

02 Apr 2020
As consumer demand in the US plummets due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), trans-Pacific carriers are suspending entire strings in addition to blanking additional sailings from Asia in the second quarter.
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.
10 May 2017
If there was any sign of foul play, “we’d investigate,” the Federal Maritime Commission acting chairman Michael Khouri said at a Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday.
08 May 2017
The Danish carrier said the additional call would offer northern India hinterland shippers more ”options to route their cargo to and from North Europe, the Mediterranean, and West Africa.”
03 May 2017
Legislators said their interest in the area has been piqued by a broader inquiry into possible collusion among carriers in the world’s three major vessel-sharing agreements.
02 May 2017
Maersk's first second-generation Triple-E has made its first call on the Asia-Europe network of the 2M Alliance, with another 10 of the giant 20,568 TEU ships still to come.
28 Apr 2017
The House of Representatives — and soon the Senate, sources say — will hear the concerns of domestic tugboat operators.
28 Apr 2017
The cost of the takeover was revealed for the first time.
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.