One must look to the city of Foshan in China's Guangdong Province for much of the explanation behind why Maersk has, within just half a year, shut down two of its three container factories and laid off 3,000 – or more than half – of its employees.
The ultra-robotized Fuwa factory is key to understanding why Maersk Container Industry in just a few months changed its plans from serving as a supplier of reefer and dry containers from several continents to now having just a single production facility left in Qingdao, China, where the company only makes reefer containers.
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