Maersk acquire Hamburg Sud

We would like to inform you that Maersk Line announced on 2 December 2016 that they will acquire Hamburg Süd and Aliança.
The agreement is still seeking final agreement and approval from regulatory authorities. Operations are expected to start earliest in Q4 2017.
Maersk Line announced that Hamburg Süd and Aliança will continue as separate brands and maintain their local organisations. They will combine their networks for an increase in weekly sailings and more direct port-to-port pairs and in order to develop new products and exploit operational synergies.
We will keep you further updated on any developments regarding the acquisition.