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Small online companies could threaten established freight forwarders

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Small-size online container shipping companies are increasingly entering the market and may represent a future challenge to big market players, writes SeaIntel in a new analysis.


BY LOUISE VOGDRUP-SCHMIDT
Published 01.09.15 at 13:03

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