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Alphaliner: Cracks in partnership between Maersk Line and MSC

The 2M alliance between Maersk Line and MSC has increased its capacity by 30 percent on the Pacific since the collapse of Hanjin, but the partnership between the two carriers is starting to show some cracks in the foundation, notes Alphaliner.

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While Maersk Line and the carrier's partner in the 2M alliance, MSC, have been in negotiations with Hyundai Merchant Marine to incorporate the South Korean carrier into the alliance so as to strengthen their network on the Pacific, the two carriers have also increased their total capacity on the Pacific routes in question.

The different messages regarding HMM's participation in the 2M further reflects wider disagreements between Maersk and MSC on their directions moving forward"

Hua Joo Tan, Alphaliner

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