Maersk Line wants to conquer more cargo from specialized carriers

Specialized carriers in the so-called multipurpose segment are losing business to container and dry bulk carriers. At Maersk Line, project cargo has been upgraded to part of the carrier's regular container business.

Container and dry bulk carriers have secured increasing volumes of project cargo in recent years. This is cargo which has historically been under the control of specialized vessels in the so-called multipurpose, break bulk, and heavy lift sectors.

The lost freight volumes are visible in many financial reports from owners and operators of specialized vessels as container carriers have increasingly moved into the market.

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