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Shippers put new pressure on the EU about the P3 alliance

Many shippers doubt whether Maersk Line, MSC, and CMA CGM will actually be able to avoid cooperating on prices. Global Shippers Forum raises new questions at the last minute.

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Is it possible in practice for Maersk Line, MSC, and CMA CGM - the world's three largest container carriers - to operate a joint network of ships in their planned P3 alliance without in any way influencing the individual carrier's pricing and costs?

Many shippers doubt this, and according to ShippingWatch's information this is also the reason why the Global Shippers Forum (GSF), which represents many of the carriers' customers, recently filed a formal complaint to the EU Commission on behalf of shippers from across the globe.

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