The Ministry of Commerce’s rejection of a container shipping alliance proposal floated by three European maritime giants will maintain a fair competitive environment on a number of the world’s busiest shipping routes, said industry sources.
A year ago, Denmark-based A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, Mediterranean Shipping Co SA of Switzerland and French shipper CMA CGM SA decided to establish a long-term operational alliance, the P3 Network, on East-West routes to optimize resources and lower costs. The ministry’s decision essentially terminates the proposal.
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