Maersk expects up to 25 percent drop in container volumes in second quarter

Maersk reports a profit of USD 197 million for the first quarter. CEO Søren Skou expects a drop in combined container volumes of up to 25 percent in the second quarter. Updated.

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Maersk finished the first quarter with a profit of USD 197 million, shows the interim report for the first three months of the year, published Wednesday.

However, the company expects significantly lower volumes in the second quarter, due to the coronavirus pandemic that has swept across the world and disrupted industries and supply chains globally.

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