Maersk Line merges two services, freeing nine ships

Maersk Line will merge the AE3 and AE15 services, which cover the important trade route for container ships between Asia and the Mediterranian.

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The container arm of the Maersk conglomerate, Maersk Line, will merge two services, the routes AE3 and AE15 which cover the important container ship trade route between Asia and the Mediterranean.

The move will mean downscaling nine 5,500 twenty foot container ships, said Maersk Line in a message on the company's website. Speaking to ShippingWatch, Maersk Line did not go into the future of the ships and where they will sail but instead cited the company's quiet period prior to the release of its interim report in November.

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