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Maersk not worried about tariffs – but Skou would like to meet with Trump

The trade war has not had the effect on Maersk that some observers feared. The tariffs mean nothing, but American consumer habits do, says CEO Søren Skou, who would like to meet with Donald Trump when he visits Denmark, where Maersk is headquartered.

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Much has been said, opined and written about the trade war and the consequences it might have for global trade. But many elements now indicate that several of the global transport companies responsible for sending goods around the world have not been particularly impacted by the tensions between the US and China.

This applies not least to the world's largest container shipping line Maersk, which according to Group CEO Søren Skou will not directly feel the impact of the trade war in the current quarter, which is traditionally among the liner major's busiest quarters.

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