Slot Purchase Agreement

“We welcome this agreement. The addition of these additional volumes allows a better use of our fleet and in turn offers the possibility of improving our customers` offer for selected transports in our East-West network,” explains Søren Toft, Chief Operating Officer, Maersk Line. The charterer of the slot acts as an independent shipping company and uses its own cargo-free equipment and consignment note and has its own account at the port and post office charges them directly for their costs. They are not required to share commercial information with the ship operator. The takeover of Hamburg South by Maersk is also subject to the condition of the final agreement and administrative authorisations. Maersk Line said in December that it expected the regulatory process to continue until the end of 2017 and that the Hamburg Süd and Maersk Line would continue as usual. .