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Media: Carriers getting ready for new global alliance

The new major alliance among global container carriers could be presented as early as this week. On Wednesday, carriers will meet with the US Federal Maritime Commission, reports the Wall Street Journal.

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The pieces could be falling into place among the global container carriers, with a new global alliance expected to see the light of day in the near future. News is expected already this week, according to several news media.

At any rate, several representatives from container carriers who look set to lose their alliance partners following the reshuffle of the past few months will meet with the US Federal Maritime Commission, FMC, on Wednesday, reports the Wall Street Journal. Here the parties are expected to present their proposal and subsequently announce their plans. The announcement could potentially come on the same day, said William Doyle, one of commission's members, recently.

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