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Analyst: Joint standards are necessary for the liner sector

Not only does it makes sense, it is a prerequisite for the digital transformation to take place, when several of the world's largest liner shipping companies – according to ShippingWatch's sources – are close to agreement on a new shared association for standardization, says Seaintelligence CEO Lars Jensen.

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It makes more than just a little sense that several of the world's largest container carriers are currently putting the final touches on a new shared association to create joint standards for the container sector.

As ShippingWatch reported last week, a hitherto unseen association between competing container carriers is underway. The association involves the six largest liner companies in the world, which have, since the early summer this year, been discussing how the companies can agree on joint standards in the sector, for instance about the supply of containers.

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