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SeaIntel: Shipowners could lay off 33,000 employees

Major reductions in the land-based staff among container carriers are presumably on their way in upcoming years, assesses SeaIntel.

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When Maersk Line laid off 4,000 employees from its land based staff earlier this year, it may have been the prelude to further cost reductions among the major deep sea container carriers in the suffering industry.

SeaIntel Maritime Analysis has investigated freight volumes and the efficiency gain, which Maersk Line achieves by reducing the size of the land-based staff - and the calculation says that the global container industry currently employs about 33,000 employees too many.

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