Maersk's acquisition of Hamburg Süd triggers significant rate turbulence

Several carriers have increased their capacity on the routes between Asia and Brazil's east coast for the first time in decades, after Maersk Line's takeover of Hamburg Süd, reports Alphaliner.

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Several years of stable development on the container routes between Asia and Brazil could soon be over.

This is where the majority of the country's huge food exports are shipped from, and the routes are now facing radical changes and significant rate fluctuations after Maersk Line's acquisition of the Latin American specialist carrier Hamburg Süd.

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