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Maersk’s CEO Can't Imagine Self-Sailing Box Ships in His Lifetime

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Soren Skou
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The chief executive officer of the world’s biggest shipping company says it’s unlikely container vessels will operate without humans in his lifetime.

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S has already pushed through enough cuts to reduce crew sizes in response to the spread of automation, CEO Soren Skou said in an interview. He says the workforce has now reached a floor and there’s no more room to get rid of humans.