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Maersk Halts North Europe-Asia Bookings as Terminals Almost Full

A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S, the world’s biggest container-shipping company, suspended bookings on North Europe-to-Asia routes as it struggles with a backlog of shipments that has left terminals close to full capacity.

The carrier may take until early May to clear the backlog, which is the result of an increase in demand and service cuts by other lines, the Copenhagen-based company said in an e-mailed service update today. It didn’t say how long the halt, which doesn’t affect Asia-Europe bookings, may last.