Container customers pleased with P3 approval

The Global Shippers Forum is pleased with the FMC's alternative reporting requirement of the P3 alliance in the United States, along with the close monitoring of the carriers' behavior.

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The Global Shippiers Forum (GSF), which represents a large part of the container carriers' customers, seems to welcome the US Federal Maritime Commission, FMC's, approval of the P3 alliance - between Maersk Line, MSC, and CMA CGM -  on Friday.

The shippers' interest group has on several occasions voiced its skepticism concerning the significant concentration the world's three largest container carriers would achieve through the alliance, with a market of around 45 percent on Asia - Europe alone.

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