Maersk’s chief executive warned global trade will never return to the heady growth rates experienced before the global financial crisis of 2008, partly due to moves by western firms to repatriate manufacturing closer to home.

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The global container ship fleet this year is set to increase 7.8 percent in terms of capacity, outpacing last year’s 6.3 percent growth, according to Alphaliner.
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