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  • Japanese Liner Merger Announcement


    Mitsui OSK Lines, NYK and K-Line have reached an agreement to integrate their container shipping divisions into a single operating entity. Some important details about this development are as follows:

    • This new arrangement will not simply be a carrier alliance. A new company, operating under a new name (yet to be finalized), will be established with MOL, NYK and K-Line as shareholders.
    • Subject to regulatory approval, the new company is expected to be fully integrated and operational by April of 2018. 
    • In the meantime, MOL will continue to serve as an independent operators

    Asean will be sure to keep you well informed of developments. With poor conditions reported across the industry before and after the Hanjin collapse, we expect to see further consolidation of the industry moving forward.

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