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world yearbook “If consolidation was the solution to all that ails shipping, then container liner companies would be super pro? table. They are not.

In ‘commoditized’ sectors of the shipping industry, which by now includes pretty much everything apart from very small niche markets, there is hardly any economies of scale at the company level. As long as bigger is not in fact much better, then meaningful consolidation will not happen.”

Dr. Roar Adland, visiting scholar at MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics & Professor at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)

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