Maersk Line struggling with commercial challenges and rising unit costs

Maersk's interim report confirms the liner company's commercial difficulties, while challenges now also include rising unit costs, analyst Lars Jensen of SeaIntelligence Consulting tells Shippingwatch. The Maersk share is plunging.

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Things went the direct opposite way for one of Maersk's longtime strengths in the container business, namely Maersk Line's ability to continuously improve its efficiency and reduce its unit costs, says analyst Lars Jensen of SeaIntelligence Consulting in a comment on the Maersk results for the first quarter, published Thursday.

Jensen says that the interim report confirms Maersk's commercial difficulties in terms of achieving organic growth.

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