Maersk Line threatened with fine for breach of contract

Maersk Line was unable to bring the promised 700,000 containers a year through the Wilhelmshaven container port, which could cost the shipping company millions.

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Maersk Line could end up paying a high price, as the shipping company was unable to keep its promise to the German federal states of Bremen and Sachsen, to bring 700,000 containers a year through Wilhelmshaven's new JadeWeserPort container port, writes Lloyd's List, estimating that the fine will clock in at more than 10 million Euros.

Maersk confirms that the company is in talks with JadeWeserPort but declines to comment on the specific figure, says Group Press Officer at Maersk Line, Michael Storgaard, to ShippingWatch.

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