Maersk Line signs deal with Russian aluminum giant

Maersk Line has signed a declaration of intent with one of the world's largest aluminum producers, Russia's Rusal. As many as 10,000 containers per year could be packed with the otherwise traditional dry bulk commodity.

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Containers at Maersk Line could in the next three years be packed with dry bulk commodities such as aluminum and other metals. The container carrier has signed a declaration of intent with the world's second-largest producer of aluminum, Russia's Rusal, and will for the next three years transport cargo for Rusal, with an option to further extend the arrangement, informs Rusal.

In terms of volume, the coming transport of aluminum and metal could fill 10,000 containers annually, according to the press release. And Rusal CEO Vladislav Soloviev notes that the agreement reflects a long-term partnership between the two companies.

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