GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

LONDON, Dec 2 (FAM) – The improving supply-demand outlook for container shipping and Maersk Line’s reputation as a ‘safe harbour’ for investors post-Hanjin has seen Drewry upgrade the world’s largest container line’s stock rating even before its agreement to acquire Hamburg Süd was known.

But the analyst, in a note released just hours before Maersk announced it would purchase Hambug Sud  subject to regulatory clearance, also warned that the container sector faces multiple trade headwinds despite the likelihood that freight rates will improve.