Maersk and its competitors face spectacular surge in the third quarter

The earnings boom continues for container lines. Maersk's third-quarter profit is again expected to reflect an extremely lucrative market, and a new guidance upgrade is not unlikely. Germany's Hapag-Lloyd has just raised its expectations for the year.

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Maersk's profit looks set to reach new heights when the world's largest container line on Tuesday this week publishes its results for the third quarter.

As is the case for major peers such as CMA CGM, Cosco, ONE and Hapag-Lloyd, the extreme situation on the container market is a golden business for Maersk.

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