Mexican border wall slows down container carriers' new initiative

Maersk and its peers' efforts to create joint standards have hit a wall that slows down the process. But it has been decided that the new standardization initiative will be headquartered on "neutral ground," spokesman André Simha tells ShippingWatch. Amsterdam looks like a solid candidate.

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What does US President Donald Trump's dreams of building a wall between the US and Mexico have to do with the major shipping lines' ambitions to introduce joint standards in the container sector?

The fight in the US Congress to finance Trump's much-discussed wall at the Mexican border has kept the US Federal Government closed down for weeks, and this has consequences reaching beyond US borders.

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