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Maersk to lay off 2000 at Chinese container factory

Maersk's container manufacturer MCI will shut down a factory in China, as the company will focus on reefer containers going forward. The shutdown will affect around 2,000 employees, or almost half of all MCI employees, Maersk tells ShippingWatch.

Maersk Container Industry, MCI, will now close a factory in Dongguan, China, as the company will focus exclusively on reefer containers going forward, thus exiting the market for dry containers, says MCI in a statement.

"MCI's strategy is to grow in cold chain where our Star Cool technology is a clear leader. This growth requires focused investment in the best products and services," says Maersk Container Industry CEO Sean Fitzgerald in the statement.

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