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Søren Skou: 2013 could become very difficult

Even though 2012 has become a turning point for Maersk Line - and several of its major competitors – who have made profits through increased rates and lower capacity, the shipping company’s CEO, Søren Skou, predicts new, major challenges as early as 2013, he says in an interview with ShippingWatch.

2013, the year Maersk Line launches the first ships of its prestige project, Triple-E, could become a very difficult year for the entire container shipping industry.

Even though 2012 has become a turning point for the world’s largest container shipping company and many of its global competitors, 2013 could end up a major challenge to the current agreement on price rates and capacity adjustment, which is the real reason that the numbers on the bottom line are back in black, says Maersk Line CEO Søren Skou in an interview with ShippingWatch.

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