Maersk Takeover: Hamburg Süd Losing 11% Capacity


Alphaliner has reported that Hamburg Süd will have to lose 11% of its total capacity and pull eight vessels from five consortia as a consequence of the EU's conditions for approving Maersk Line's acquisition.

Another implication of the deal is that A.P. Moller-Maersk's Mercosul Line, the Brazillian carrier subsidiary and operator of four 2,500 TEU ships, will need to be sold in order to clear the takeover with the Brazilian competition authorities.

Without any changes to Maersk and Hamburg Süd's current fleets, Maersk Line is set to operate 741 container vessels. 

According to the EU Commission, Hamburg Süd operates 130 container vessels and Maersk Line 611.

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