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Big freight rate increases could boost Maersk's operating profit in first quarter

Maersk is likely headed for an operating profit of more than USD 6 billion in the first three months of the year and USD 10 billion for 2021 as a whole, projects Clarksons Platou Securities. A quarterly increase of 50 percent in freight rates could boost the operating profit.

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