AP Moller-Maersk chairman Robert Maersk Uggla has spoken out against criticism of the container ship industry from leaders such as US President Joe Biden.

Speaking to graduates of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s class of 2022 over the weekend, the Danish chief executive of AP Moller Holding said: “Lately, some leaders have given the impression that shipping lines are to be blamed for the challenges, delays and costs we are witnessing with transported goods.”