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In view of declining demand on the Asia-Europe trade, Maersk Line is further reducing capacity by removing the AE5 service permanently and suspending the AE9 service until early December 2012.

Maersk Line will continue to provide customers with a broad and competitive range of services on this trade.

“We do not expect volume growth on the Asia-Europe trades this year so there is currently no need for the number of ships sailing”, says Vincent Clerc, Chief Trade & Marketing Officer for Maersk Line.