Asian container customers: Drop opposition to environmental requirements

The Chairman of Asian Shippers Council, which has frequently criticized the close cooperation between the container carriers, is now calling for the shipping industry to lower its opposition toward environmental legislation.

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While the container industry and shippers await legal clarifications regarding the new mega alliance P3, between the world's three largest container carriers Maersk Line, CMA CGM, and MSC from competitive authorities in the EU, the United States, and China, shipping companies can most like expect criticism from their major customers in Asia, represented by the Asian Shippers Council, which covers 20 interest groups in 16 countries.

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