Maersk raises 2022 guidance but eyes lower demand in container market

Maersk raises expectations of its full-year result following a first quarter influenced by the extraordinary sea freight market. Conversely, the company also downgrades its growth forecast for the container market.

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Roughly a week prior to presenting its first-quarter financials, Danish shipping group Maersk raises its guidance for the full-year result.

The sea freight market remains red hot and now prompts Maersk to raise its expectations of the underlying operating profit (EBITDA) by an entire USD 6bn, forecasting that the result will amount to around USD 30bn in 2022.

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