Maersk Line could lose top spot by 2016

Swiss MSC could become the world's largest container carrier in the near future due to a massive fleet buildup, says Alphaliner, while Maersk Line has not ordered a single newbuilding in three years.

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Maersk Line could lose its status as the world's largest container carrier to its new partner in the planned 2M alliance, Swiss-Italian MSC. According to data from Alphaliner, this could happen in 2016 due to MSC's massive fleet buildup that is currently taking place.

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