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Maersk and MSC find replacement for South Korean partner

Maersk and MSC have found a replacement for HMM, which departs to instead join a competing alliance on April 1. The somewhat smaller shipping company SM Line was chosen, and like HMM, it is also based in South Korea.

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The world's two largest container lines, Maersk and MSC, have found a replacement for their South Korean partner HMM, which is set to soon join a rivaling alliance of shipping lines.

As of April 1, Maersk and MSC will collaborate with carrier SM Line on routes from Asia to the US West Coast.

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