Maersk is free to rip up port deal and move terminal in the US

Maersk gets permission to move three of its routes to its own terminal in New Jersey. A judge has ruled that the shipping line can terminate an agreement with a competing terminal prematurely. The counterpart is expected to keep fighting the decision.

The dispuute concerns three of Maersk's fixed services to New York, which will now be moved to APM Terminals' port in New Jersey. | Photo: Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Maersk is free to tear up an exclusive port agreement and move to its own terminal in New Jersey after a judge dismissed a temporary restraining order on Friday.

As ShippingWatch reported last week, Maersk terminated a contract with port operator Global Container Terminals, GCT, in New York in early April.

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