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Søren Skou: No expected Triple-E effect before 2014

The market does not favor Maersk Line's prestigious Triple-E ships right now, says CEO Søren Skou in an interview with ShippingWatch. The uncertainty leads the shipping company to postpone a crucial decision regarding capacity on Asia-Europe to December of this year.

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When the first Triple-E ships is launched at the end of June, the event will primarily mark the arrival of the first out of a series of 20 historically massive ships, rather than signifying a game changer on Asia-Europe.

The growth on the key trade lane, which plummeted down into a big zero in the second half of 2012, means that the uncertaionty on the route is so massive that Maersk Line will probably have to wait till the end of 2013 before deciding how much capacity is needed between the two continents, where the shipping company sits on one fifth of the market.

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