Hapag-Lloyd’s shiny H1/Q2 ’20 results released today include several record readings that, in common with freight forwarders elsewhere in the supply chain, were somewhat unexpected yet temporary. Nonetheless, the numbers prove that Covid-19 was a boon for those who knew how to profit from the pandemic.

While not all the carriers are jubilant during this year’s season, what the German group’s interim update does is raise the bar high for market leader Maersk Line, which reports next week on Wednesday.

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