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One container carrier outruns the others

Several years of strong cost management have given Maersk Line significant competitive advantages. Competitors are reacting very late, says SeaIntel.

Maersk Line is leaving the rest of the container industry in its wake, and the carrier is able to turn a profit at far lower rates than its competitors, says analyst agency SeaIntel in a study of the 3rd quarter 2014 results from ten of the biggest carriers.

The main explanation behind Maersk Line's financial lead over its competitors is - according to SeaIntel - the fact that the Danish container carrier has for several years dedicated significant efforts to reduce costs, optimizing its network and, especially, controlling its fuel expenses through bunker costs management.

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