Copenhagen, Feb 9 (EFE) .- AP Møller-Mærsk, the main industrial group in Denmark, presented this Wednesday an annual net profit of 18,033 million dollars (15,791 million euros), six times more than in 2020 due to high freight rates. The marked increase in global demand and the changes in transport caused by the restrictions promoted due to the coronavirus pandemic had an impact on the rise in rates. “Exceptional market conditions led to record growth and profitability, but also supply chain disruptions and various challenges for our customers,” CEO Søren Skou said in the balance sheet, who believes the situation will continue. until the second trimester. The Danish group, owner of Maersk Line -the world’s leading container shipping company- quadrupled its net operating profit (ebit) to 19,674 million dollars (17,228 million euros). Revenues amounted to 61,787 million (54,104 million euros), which represents an annual increase of 55%. In the fourth quarter, the Danish group earned 6,109 million dollars (5,349 million euros), four times more than in the same period of 2021. Ebit also multiplied by four to 6,634 million (5,809 million euros). Revenues amounted to 18,506 million (16,205 million euros), 64% more. The shares of the Danish group fell half a percentage point minutes after the opening of today’s session on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange at 9 local time (8:00 GMT).