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The decision is a reversal of plans announced in March, when the ocean carrier said it would deploy its flagship fleet of six, 18,000-TEU containerships between Asia and the United States West Coast starting in May.
The Panama Canal Authority began taking reservations for larger ships that will be able to transit through the Panama Canal once the new, larger locks open for regular business June 27.
The 2M Alliance, comprised of ocean carriers Maersk Line and MSC, will also add a call in New York to another one of its loops between Asia and the U.S. East Coast.