2M Alliance MSC Maersk

2M MSC Maersk Alliance
Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Company, respectively the first and second largest shipping company in the world market for scheduled services cooperating since 10 January 2015 under the 10-year vessel sharing agreement called “2M” covering all east-west maritime traffic of the two carriers, today announced a reorganization of the lines connecting Asia with Northern Europe, which are the busiest routes in the 2M alliance network.
The two companies have explained that with the restructuring of the services Asia-North Europe, that will become operative in the course of the third quarter of this year, will come reduced the overlapping of ports of call touched from different lines, with the scope to cut the number of direct ports of call, will come diminished the speed of the ships increasing the reliability of the schedule and – they have assured Maersk Line and MSC – will be maintained competitive transit time.
In particular, the services with Germany and Holland will be further improved with the reduction to four days of the transit time westbound of the lines with the ports of Bremerhaven and Rotterdam, while the transit time of the eastbound route Rotterdam-Shanghai will be reduced by five days.
MSC has specified that the strategic port hub of Antwerp will also be included in four of the five rotations operated (Albatros, Shogun eastbound, Lion and Swan westbound).

From June 9, a delegation of 200 Asian operators will meet the excellence Made in Italy.

The Council for the Promotion of International Trade and the Chamber of Commerce of Milan renew the collaboration signed during the Expo four years ago in Shanghai by taking advantage of the framework of EXPO 2015. On June 8th, the China Papillon Day, the country’s presentation event, will be held, and from June 9th for a week the aim will be to strengthen the Italy-China trade.
A great event for Italian companies that can devote themselves to B2B meetings, meet Chinese partners and distribution operators and companies in general.
The main focus of the week will be the textile sector, since that will also be the week of Fashion in Milan, and the food processing, with particular attention to food safety, food processing technologies and packaging, as explained by Yang Jianrong, president of Ccpit.
Luigi Molinari, Councillor of the Milan Chamber of Commerce, added that the event is open not only to Milanese companies but also to other Italian companies interested in trade with China.
This event will only strengthen an already solid exchange. In fact, according to data from the Milan Chamber of Commerce, economic relations between Lombardy and China continue to grow: +5% imports, +7% exports in the first 9 months of 2014, for a value of 10 billion trade.
Of the 2.4 billion in exports, 1.1 comes from Milan, about 300 million from Bergamo and Brescia, and over 200 million from Monza and Varese. First products for export: machinery, clothing, chemicals, medicines, steel tubes, watches, furniture, rolling stock.
While we import: computers and equipment for telecommunications, clothing, chemicals, machinery, steel, engines, metals and plastics.

TitleShanghai Week in Milan
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