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MSC overtakes Maersk as the largest shipping line

Published 6. Jan 2022 9:24 AM

MSC finally overtakes Maersk as the largest measured in capacity

After an aggressive purchasing strategy and newbuilding program, in which MSC acquired more than 130 vessels in the second-hand market for further trading since October 2020 and currently having 64 vessels on order, MSC finally overtakes Maersk as the largest shipping line in terms of total capacity operated.

Maersk has been sitting on the throne as the largest shipping line for more than two decades and has had no intentions to retain that position, as CEO Soren Skou has previously said that Maersk focuses on being a profitable company for its shareholders and reinvesting earnings into their land-based logistics business rather than their ocean logistics.

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