Maersk sued by competitor after terminating port agreement in the US

Maersk has canceled an exclusive arrangement with a competitor to APM Terminals in the US and will now move the routes to its own terminal. The competitor fears having to close due to the sudden cancellation.

Maersk Group's port unit APM Terminals operates a container terminal named Port Elizabeth in New Jersey. This terminal competes with Global Container Terminals' terminal in New York, which Maersk is now terminating. | Photo: PR / APM Terminals

A port company accuses Maersk of illegaly terminating a contract 20 months early to instead move the traffic to its own terminal in New Jersey.

The accusation comes from Global Container Terminals, which competes with the Maersk Group's port operator APM Terminals in the US.

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