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How would Søren Skou feel about being CEO of the world’s second-largest container line?

Unless Maersk starts ordering more vessels to keep up with its competitors, the container carrier is set to lose its position as the world's largest, perhaps even by 2022. ShippingWatch has asked CEO Søren Skou if he is ready to abdicate the position – or if he intends to expand the fleet.

Photo: Nanna Navntoft/Politiken/Ritzau Scanpix

A.P. Møller-Maersk could very well lose a title that has been synonymous with the Danish shipping group for years: The world's largest container carrier.

While a slew of competitors have spent the past few months to fill up their orderbooks for new container vessels, Maersk continues to hold back.

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