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There is perhaps a certain irony that an innovation which could fundamentally change the supply chain to the detriment of the logistics industry, will also help it to work more efficiently. Maersk believes that by installing 3D printers on its ships it will be able to make spare parts while sailing, cutting back on the time and cost of sourcing parts at ports. The question then is, if 3D printers are easily available, will Maersk’s ships will have much left to carry?

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