American Shipper: Impact of New Maersk, MSC Alliance
By Stas Margaronis, RBTUS
The P3 Alliance between Maersk Lines, Mediterranean Shipping Company and CMA/CGM dissolved due to Chinese antitrust concerns and resulted in two of the former three P3 members organizing into the Maersk Lines and Mediterranean Shipping Co. alliance.
American Shipper says:
“The two shipping lines announced July 10 that they plan to enter a 10-year vessel-sharing agreement (VSA), dubbed 2M, on the Asia-Europe, transatlantic and transpacific trades. Expected to start in early 2015 and contingent upon approvals from relevant regulatory authorities, 2M will include 21 services with 185 vessels and an estimated total capacity of 2.1 million teus.”
A new report from American Shipper’s BlueWater Reporting Research team takes a detailed look at the current service networks of the proposed 2M members Maersk and MSC. It compares them to the proposed 2M VSA. The report, “From P3 to “Plan B”: Maersk, MSC enter 10-year VSA”, includes charts, pivot tables and source data for Maersk and MSC.
For more information: http://www.americanshipper.com/main/reports.aspx