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SeaIntel: Maersk Line's fleet to grow moderately

Maersk Line's expected newbuilding program with new ships from 2015 to 2019 is a clear signal that the carrier is not planning to go hunting for major market shares, says Lars Jensen, SeaIntel.

Wednesday marked the first time that Maersk Line put an actual figure on the carrier's expected investments in new ships in the period 2015 to 2019.

Maersk Line expects to invest an average of USD 3 billion per year in new ships during this period, and this is actually a modest figure compared to the anticipated growth in demand and the current orderbook, Lars Jensen, founder and CEO of analyst agency SeaIntel, tells ShippingWatch.

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