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Maersk chair expects freight chaos to last until mid-2022

By the end of last week, Maersk had 84 ships that had on average been idling for 18 days outside the world's ports, says Chairman of the Board Jim Hagemann Snabe in an interview with CNBC.

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The chaos happening in global supply chains is likely to continue until next summer, says Maersk Chair Jim Hagemann Snabe in an interview with CNBC.

By the end of last week, Maersk had 84 ships that had on average been idling for 18 days outside the world's ports, Snabe says in the interview. One of the biggest issues, according to the chairman, is a lack of truck drivers to pick up containers at ports.

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