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Clarksons Platou: Is Maersk Line losing the battle?

The world's largest shipbroker, Clarksons Platou, is starting to doubt Maersk Line's ability to win the price war on the container market. Maersk Line is having trouble filling vessels.

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Maersk Line is under significant pressure to fill vessels, and the interim report from the world's largest container carrier, published Wednesday, is cause for concern in relation to expectations, according to broker and analyst agency Clarksons Platou which - despite the carrier's profit in the first quarter 2015 of USD 714 million, compared to a profit in the first quarter 2014 of USD 454 million - is far from excited about the result.

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