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Maersk VP denies new route plan is a cost-cutting exercise

Maersk Line is increasing the number of its ships and reducing port calls on the container routes between Asia and Europe. The new plan will ensure improved punctuality and is not merely a cut-cutting exercise, says a Maersk Line executive

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More ships, fewer stops and slower sailing speeds are all factors that will help ensure that A.P. Moller Maersk's container ships become more punctual on the important route between Asia and Europe, but these factors can also end up lower expenses.

Changes made to the trade route were implemented in March, and the maneuver aims to arrange that the Danish transportation and logistics group improves reliability and punctuality. According to the company, these items rank high customers' wish lists – and they would be happy to wait a few days more to receive their goods if they could rest assured that these would arrive on time.

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