Record results could undermine liner industry's unique competition rules

Container carriers’ record results, most recently Maersk’s expected profit of USD 37bn this year, may be used against the industry and the special competition terms it operates under, assesses Lars Jensen, CEO of Vespucci Maritime. ”Carriers are bringing wood to the fire,” he says. DNB analyst agrees.

Photo: PR / Maersk

Timing could have been better for the global container industry, which is currently booking gigantic results from transporting goods across oceans for customers such as retail chains and logistics firms.

At least when looking at the special competition regulation, which the industry can navigate by, and which is quite unique in a business context. And which customers are highly critical toward.

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