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Hyundai targets Asia after failed 2M inclusion

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Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is entering a new alliance with the two South Korean carriers Heung-A Shipping and Sinokor on intra-Asian services after recently failing in attempts to be included in the 2M alliance between Maersk Line and MSC.


BY OLE ANDERSEN
Published 03.01.17 at 07:35

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