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Maersk Narrows Bidders for $1 Billion Cold Container Unit

  • CIMC, Carrier, Daikin, Midea, Thermo King, Triton are picked
  • Maersk plans to collect binding bids for unit by late July
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China International Marine Containers Group Co. and Midea Group Co. are among suitors entering into the next round of bidding for A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S’s refrigerated container business, which could be valued at as much as $1 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said.

U.S. air conditioning giant Carrier Global Corp. and transport temperature-control systems manufacturer Thermo King Corp. are also proceeding into the second round, the people said. Japan’s Daikin Industries Ltd. and buyout firm Triton were invited to submit offers as well, one of the people said.