On March 15, an agreement was signed which officially launched the strategic cooperation between Maersk Line, MSC and HMM on East-West trades. This strategic cooperation between 2M and HMM will include a series of slot exchanges and slot purchases on East-West routes.
Hyundai Merchant Marine announced that it has entered into a contract with Hanjin Shipping and Marine Terminals Investment Limited to acquire Hanjin Pacific Corporation’s 100% stake in terminals in Tokyo and Kaohsiung.
Maersk Line, MSC and HMM have announced a new cooperation which is a combination of slot exchanges and purchases between the three parties. Maersk Line and MSC will also take over a number of charters and operations of vessels.