Maersk Line secures own key port in P3 alliance

Tanjung Pelepas in Malaysia, Maersk Line's key port in Southeast Asia, will also serve as the main hub on the planned P3 alliance's route to Northern Europe.

Maersk Line's most important port in Southeast Asia, Tanjung Pelepas in Malaysia, is further strengthened in the planned P3 alliance with MSC and CMA CGM and will be used as the key terminal in the collaboration between the former rivals on the route to Northern Europe, featuring on seven out of eight west-bound calls, says Alphaliner.

Thus Maersk Line seems to have trumped this decision through ahead of its two partners in the new mega alliance, which will now have to accept that their key ports, Singapore and Port Kelang, decline from three calls each to one weekly call bound for Northern Europe.

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