SEOUL Dec 11 South Korean shipper Hyundai
Merchant Marine Co Ltd (HMM) said on Sunday it has agreed with
the 2M shipping alliance to form a cooperative relationship
named "2M+H Strategic Cooperation".
HMM had previously been in talks to join the vessel-sharing
alliance, which includes Denmark's Maersk Line, part of A.P.
Moller-Maersk, and Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC),
the world's two largest shipping lines.
However, Maersk had said on Friday that the South Korean
shipping firm was no longer being considered to become an
operating partner in the alliance.
(Reporting by Yun Hwan Chae; Editing by Sam Holmes)