Danish carrier A.P. Moller-Maersk should demonstrate social solidarity and lower its prices to support Danish companies which have paid high sums to have goods shipped home during the pandemic’s logistical chaos.
Such is the belief among several left-wing political parties in Denmark after major French container line CMA CGM has decided to give discounts to a number of companies in France in order to assist the French government with controlling the soaring inflation.
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