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Media: Maersk competitors withdraw complaints of Virginia bid

APM Terminals has made their offer for the operation of the industrial port in the state of Virginia. On Tuesday, the Maersk subsidiary got a few more winds in its sails when MSC and CMA CGM withdrew their complaints, reports Hamptonsroads.com.

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Of the about twelve letters with hearing request responses, received by Virginia governor Bob McDonnel, the second largest and third largest companies in container shipping, Mediterranean Shipping Co. and CMA CGM, have now withdrawn their respective complaints.

“Last month we wrote to express our concern regarding the unsolicited application from APM Terminals to operate the port of Virginia. From the assurances and promises given by APM Terminals, CMA CGM no longer believes it has reason to worry,” writes Frank J. Baragona, CEO of CMA CGM.

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