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Hapag-Lloyd and Maersk close Ukraine offices

Container lines Hapag-Lloyd and Maersk shut down their Ukraine offices and send employees home. Maersk will not call at Ukrainian ports until Feb. 28, 2022.

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German Hapag-Lloyd and Danish Maersk shut down their local offices in Odessa, home to Ukraine’s largest container port, after Russia commenced military operations in the country, the container carriers inform ShippingWatch.

Maersk has an office with 60 employees, who have now been furloughed and are servicing customers from home.

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