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The Panama Canal: Maersk Line will return

Maersk Line will return to the Panama Canal, partly due to demands from major American customers, says the Canal administration of the important route in an exclusive interview with ShippingWatch.

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SINGAPORE: The discussion of whether the price for sailing through the Panama Canal is too high has gained traction following Maersk Line’s recent decision to reroute its traffic to the Suez Canal.

Even though the Panama Canal does not yet have its price program ready for the coming expanded channel, the administration for the important route through the two Americas acknowledges that prices must be adjusted to the hard-pressed shipping market.

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