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Maersk Line confirms 2M approval

The US Federal Maritime Commission has confirmed the decision to clear the 2M, according to Maersk Line. The alliance will start operating in January, says the carrier.

Maersk Line now confirms that the US Federal Maritime Commission, FMC, has - as expected - cleared the 2M alliance with MSC, according to a corporate statement issued by the carrier:

"On 10 July 2014, A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S (Maersk Line) announced that it had entered into a long-term (10 years) vessel sharing agreement (the Agreement) with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S. A. (jointly the Parties) on the Asia-Europe, Transatlantic and Transpacific trades. The Agreement was subject to approval by the relevant authorities. Today, the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced that it will not delay the entry into effect of the Agreement. The U.S. was the only remaining jurisdiction where the Parties had to obtain formal approval. Thus, the Parties can now implement the Agreement as planned," says Maersk Line.

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