The P3 Alliance – Maersk, MSC and CMA CGM

In June of 2013, Maersk Line – the largest container shipping company in the world, formed a shipping alliance with its two next largest industry competitors: the Mediterranean Shipping Company and CMA CGM; with the intention of sharing capacity on major shipping lanes. The alliance is being called the P3.

Of the 2.6 million TEU to be deployed in the P3’s partnership, 1.1 million will be provided by Maersk, 900,000 by MSC, and 600,000 by CMA CGM. The 2.6 million total TEU represents just under 15 percent of the entire global cargo container fleet.

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