Maersk could lose market share lead by 2016
Analyst Alphaliner has pointed out that the Danish shipping line Maersk sent a mixed signal to the market at its capital markets day presentation at the end of September. The Danish carrier stated that it will vigorously defend its market share, but will not seek to order any more new ships until 2015. It will rather redeliver a large part of its current chartered fleet.
Although the carrier said that it aims to maintain its 15% market share, which remains an important part of its strategy to deliver superior financial returns compared to its peers, Maersk’s reluctance to add to its immediate orderbook could see its global capacity share drop from14.9% currently to 14.0% by 2016, based on Alphaliner’s estimates.