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SeanIntel: P3 alliance will leave competition in its wake

The new container alliance between three of the largest shipping companies in the world will leave rivals behind due to economies of scale and route combinations, according to a new analysis from SeaIntel.

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The new mega alliance (P3) within container freight from the Far East to Northern Europe between Maersk SC, and CMA CGM will lead to economies of scale so massive and so many direct port to port combinations that none of nearest rivals to the alliance will be able to keep up with the three shipping companies.

That is the conclusion of analysis firm SeaIntel in a new mapping out of the route nets of the three companies, the main parts of which has just been published.

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