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Maersk's container fleet loses market shares

Measured in capacity, Maersk's market share is shrinking compared to its major competitors, writes Alphaliner, while both MSC and Cosco grew their shares in recent years. The trend is expected to continue for the container line, projects the firm.

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Maersk might still be the world's largest container line. But measured in capacity, the company has lost ground to some of its biggest competitors in recent years.

Since January 2018, Maersk's global market share has decreased 1.5 percent measured in capacity, according to an analysis by Alphaliner. Conversely, rivals such as MSC and Cosco, with OOCL, during the same period advanced 1.1 and 1 percent, respectively.

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