SINGAPORE, March 21 Denmark's Maersk Line and
two shipper partners have won approval for their P3 alliance
from the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC).
The grouping between the world's three biggest container
shipping lines was approved by four votes to one when five FMC
Commissioners met on Thursday afternoon, the commision said in a
The P3 alliance, unveiled last June, consists of Maersk
Line, a unit of A.P. Moller-Maersk,
Switzerland-based MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company and
France's CMA CGM.
(Reporting by Keith Wallis; Editing by Richard Pullin)