2M and ZIM extend cooperation
Maersk and MSC, alliance partners of 2M, have agreed, in principle, with ZIM to extend their existing operational collaboration on the Asia – US East Coast and Asia – US Gulf Coast trades based on a full slot exchange and vessel sharing agreement.
The agreement is still subject to finalising the related documentation and regulatory approval. It is expected to be concluded by the beginning of February 2022 and become effective on 1 April 2022.
In addition, ZIM will launch ZIM Med Pacific (ZMP), an independent pendulum service on the Asia to Mediterranean and Pacific North-West (PNW) trades, and the current collaboration with the 2M partners on these trades will be terminated (effective 1 April 2022). (sh)