The move by Zim to join the 2M alliance on the Far East-US East Coast (FE-USEC) trade will result in some reduction in capacity and also free up a large number of classic Panamax-size container ships, Alphaliner said in its weekly newsletter.

The 2M Alliance comprising Maersk Line and MSC has entered into a long term cooperation with ZIM Integrated Shipping on the Asia – US East Coast trade.