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No Plan B for Maersk Line if Hamburg Süd acquisition fails

There are no other interesting acquisition candidates for Maersk Line if the Hamburg Süd purchase fails, says Lars Jensen, CEO of Seaintelligence Consulting. Instead, the carrier will have to do what it should have done a long time ago, he tells ShippingWatch.

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Maersk Line still lacks regulatory approval for its purchase of Hamburg Süd from some of the key nations, which have been scrutinizing the acquisition since early 2017. These include Brazil and Argentina as well as South Africa, China, and South Korea.

Instead one should ask: What about Plan A? Maersk Line has been unable to achieve organic growth"

Lars Jensen, CEO, Seaintelligence Consulting

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