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SeaIntel: Much strength in German container merger

The merger of the two major German container carriers Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Süd will provide the new German giant with several advantages. And it will also change the container market as a whole.

The agreement has not yet been signed, but it has been reported that the world’s sixth and twelfth largest container carriers are merging into one major German player. Together, Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Süd will become a shipping company with several advantages, which will bring changes to the container market as a whole, writes SeaIntel in its weekly analysis.

The new alliance will be strong on the new markets, such as the routes to and from South America, as well as on the traditional transatlantic route.

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