Maersk's fleet shrank by 57 ships in the second quarter

Maersk's second quarter profit was not least achieved by pulling capacity from operations. This resulted in 57 ships being removed from the fleet, the majority of which were returned to their owners.

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Maersk's total fleet shrank by 57 vessels in the second quarter compared to the number of ships operated by the container line by the end of 2019, shows the group's interim report for the first half of the year.

In the second quarter, the fleet dropped to 651 vessels. Half a year earlier, it stood at 708.

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