WASHINGTON: The United States' central maritime authority says that the large-scale P3 alliance between Maersk Line, MSC, and CMA CGM could become a threat to the free competition in global container transport, according to a statement by the Federal Maritime Commission.
The US authority, which is responsible for evaluating and ultimately approving the alliance, points out that, among other factors, the 255 ships that will partake in the alliance are not sufficient in terms of maintaining a competitive market:
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