Media release: TOC CSC EUROPE

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Worst crisis in the history of container shipping is not over – CEO of Maersk Line (a TPM recap)

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While Eivind Kolding, Partner and CEO of Maersk Line, believes that the worst is behind the container line industry, the pain is far from over. As the keynote speaker at this year’s 2010 Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference in Long Beach this morning, Mr. Kolding noted that while there appears to be a good balance in supply [...]

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