Maersk's US subsidiary Maersk Line, Limited can look forward to a changing business in relation to the US Food Aid program, which the carrier is currently a part of.
This happens after a reform was passed that covers food aid, among other things, meaning that food will no longer be transported all the way from the United States to disaster-stricken areas. Rather, the food will be purchased locally. And this will likely bring significant changes to the market, says Mike Hopkins, Senior Vice President responsible for U.S. Flag Transportation Services at Maersk Line, Limited, in an email to ShippingWatch.