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Maersk Line: We know that we’re alone in this

Maersk Line insists - for now - on a peak season surcharge on the shipping company’s key routes.

Photo: Maersk Line

We insist (but we know that we might be forced out of it). That is one way to distill the Maersk Line attitude toward the peak season surcharge, which used to be common, but had to be abandoned last year when the market bottomed out.

A lot of shipping experts believe that the same thing might happen again this year, and as such, there is a big chance that Maersk Line, the leader of the pack, will end up fighting in vain for the USD 350 surcharge it is trying to introduce. As of now, all the competitors have postponed their peak season surcharge, which casts doubts on whether Maersk Line will be able to pull it off.

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