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Five years after taking over Søren Skou has only partially delivered on what he promised

It has been almost five years since Søren Skou replaced Maersk CEO Nils Smedegaard Andersen, but even though container rates and earnings in liner shipping are currently thundering upwards, Skou has yet to deliver an important part of what he promised to the owners.

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When Søren Skou presents Maersk's quarterly report Wednesday, the CEO of the world's largest container carrier will find himself in a rather unusual situation – both as CEO for the Danish carrier and as head of the company that, above all, outlines the entire global industry of liners.

Because the current situation, in which the sector, after one record year, can look into another full financial year when earnings look set to go through the roof once again, is completely unprecedented.

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