Liverpool wins Turkey and Canada links

MSC is to introduce a new call in Liverpool, as part of a rotation including Canada, Turkey and southern European ports. It follows the news that the 2M alliance, of which MSC is a member with Maersk, will make Liverpool a permanent call on its TA4 transatlantic service. The new Canada Express2 service will serve Izmir, Gemlik, Gebze and Tekirdag in Turkey, then Genoa, Marseille, Barcelona, Valencia and Sines before heading ... [+]

Biggest yet for Felixstowe

The largest container ship to call in North Europe so far has made its maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe. The 20,568teu Madrid Maersk, operated on the 2M NEU2 Asia to Europe service, has arrived at the port with over 6,000teu for the UK loaded in China and Malaysia. She is ... [+]

Hamburg Sud signs Maersk slot share deal: updated

Maersk Line has announced a slot purchase agreement for Hamburg Süd’s volumes on the East–West trades, allowing traffic to be shipped on vessels in the joint Maersk-MSC 2M network. It agreement follows commercial negotiations in anticipation of the termination of Hamburg Süd’s current slot purchase arrangements on the East–West trades. ... [+]

Maersk Line and MSC sign cooperation deal with Hyundai

Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) have signed a strategic cooperation deal with Korea’s Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM. The agreement is a combination of slot exchanges and slot purchases between the three parties, while Maersk Line and MSC will takeg over a number of charters and operations of vessels currently chartered to ... [+]

Great Danes grow even bigger with Hamburg Süd buy

Maersk Line is to buy one of the last independent European shipping lines and the world’s seventh-largest operator, Hamburg Süd, from its owners, German-based Oetker, subject to final agreement and regulatory approvals. The move will create a container shipping giant, adding Hamburg Süd’s 625,000teu, 130-ship capacity to Maersk Line, already the ... [+]

Hyundai to join 2M alliance

Korean shipping line Hyundai Merchant Marine is to become a member of the 2M container alliance, joining existing members MSC and Maersk Line. Operations will be merged from April, subject to approval processes. At one stage, troubled Hyundai was reported to be seeking a merger with fellow Korean operator Hanjin, ... [+]

Shipping lines flock to Southampton

The Ocean Three shipping alliance will make its first call at DP World Southampton (DPWS) on Monday 9 February.This will be followed shortly by a new service operated by the 2M alliance of the world’s two largest shipping lines, on Tuesday 17 February. The 16,020teu CMA-CGM Marco Polo, already the largest ... [+]

US gives green light to 2M

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has given the green light to the proposed '2M' vessel sharing agreement between Maersk and MSC. However, the agreement of the Chinese competition authorities is still awaited. It was their veto that scuppred the more ambitious P3 alliance between Maersk, MSC and CMA CGM earlier ... [+]

2M service details released

MSC has released details of the services it plans to operate in conjunction with its partner Maersk Line in the 2M vessel sharing agreement, subject to regulatory approval. They include the Silk Service, from South Korea, China and Malaysia to Felixstowe (first European call); the Lion service from China and Malaysia ... [+]

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