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MSC and Maersk: When biggest is no big deal

Yes, there are economies of scale and yes, the top two will enjoy them. But there is plenty of money for all comers right now, and building tight long-term relationships with their customer base is more important than growth for growth’s sake

Being the world’s number one containership operator is not like being the world’s number one tennis player. That said, sheer size does come with the accompanying benefits that are usually listed together under the general heading of economies of scale and there are bankable advantages in being big

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