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Hamburg Süd sale could spark problems in Brazil

Three container carriers could end up controlling a vast majority of the combined container volumes in Brazil if Maersk Line acquires Hamburg Süd.

A sale of German container carrier Hamburg Süd could create an overwhelming concentration of container volumes and problems in terms of competition in Brazil, with the majority of the country's container volumes gathered under few carriers.

Especially if Maersk Line ends up acquiring the German niche carrier which focuses on Latin America and reefer transports.

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