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Skou leaves rivals to buy mega-ships: We don't need big investments

Maersk is now the only major shipping line with no plans to build ships with room for about 24,000 containers. CEO Søren Skou maintains this will not change.

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While several rivals have already placed orders for mega-ships, the world's largest container line, Maersk, has no plans to follow suit.

Most recently, German competitor Hapag-Lloyd aired plans to have six new 23,000-teu container vessels built. These plans may come to fruition this year or the next.

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