The 2M group recieved the US Federal Beureaue for Maritime, to expand their services within the USA – Med. Trade Lines.

Analists predict that after the final Ok is given, the members of this group – Maersk Line and MSC will employ additional vessels serving USA and Russia, Saudi Arabia and Israel.

They said before this decission was taken, that there is no risk that establishing the 2M group will not cause any competition to the other lines serving these trades due to the fact they have a relatively small market share on the East Med and USA, i.e. a common share of 32%, which prevented them becoming a Monopol.