Søren Skou: Returns need to be increased further

Maersk Line CEO Søren Skou says in an interview with ShippingWatch that he wants to increase the carrier's returns even further. The ambition is to secure high profits for at least three consecutive years.

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Maersk Line has a current return on invested capital that all competitors, without exception, can only dream about these days. If the major European or Asian competitors were able to deliver an 8.5 percent return on invested capital - as the Danish liner carrier was able to do in its latest annual report - cheers would be heard around the boardroom tables in Hamburg, Shanghai or Singapore.

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