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MSC shakes up leadership – Diego Aponte becomes new chairman

Diego Aponte will take over as Chairman at MSC, the company that his father founded in 1970

PortandTerminal.com, November 18, 2019 79-year-old founder and chairman of container shipping line MSC, Gianluigi Aponte, has decided to pass the torch to his son GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – MSC’s founder, 79-year-old Gianluigi Aponte, will step down as chairman and pass the torch on to his son, Diego Aponte, who has until now served as CEO, reports the Wall Street Journal. This …

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BREAKING: Former Maersk COO Søren Toft joins MSC as new CEO

PortandTerminal.com, November 15, 2019 Former Maersk COO Soren Toft has landed the top job at 2M alliance partner MSC. It is not clear how a reorganisation at MSC will be handled. The current president and chief executive is Diego Aponte, the son of controlling shareholder Gianluigi Aponte. GENEVA, SWITZERLAND– Søren Toft will take over the position as CEO at Maersk’s …

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Maersk’s former COO asked to “pack his office and leave immediately”

PortandTerminal.com, November 12, 2019 COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – In a surprise move yesterday, Maersk announced that its COO, Søren Toft, was leaving the company to “pursue other opportunities”. The Maersk statement was short on specifics except to say that Mr Toft’s departure was “effective immediately”. Earlier today, maritime industry publication ShippingWatch announced that during an interview they conducted with Mr. Toft …

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MSC joins other major lines and says “NO” to Northern Sea Route

PortandTerminal.com, October 17, 2019 MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has become the latest industry major to announce it would not use the Arctic as a new shortcut between northern Europe and Asia GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – MSC has announced that it will not use the Northern Sea Route to ship containers between North Europe and Asia. With this move, MSC joins German …

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Michael Ungerer Appointed CEO of MSC Group’s New Luxury Cruise Brand

PortandTerminal.com, September 12, 2019 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Today MSC Group announced that industry veteran Michael Ungerer joined its cruise business as CEO of MSC’s new luxury brand. Mr. Ungerer joins MSC with over 30 years of senior management experience in cruising as well as in luxury hospitality. He will be based out of the Company’s global headquarters in Geneva and …

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MSC Gulsun Departs Port of Tanjung Pelepas with Record 19,574 TEUs

PortandTerminal.com, August 13, 2019 Not everyone believes that larger container ships make sense, but they sure do grab headlines. The largest container ship in the world, MSC’s Gulsun departed Malaysia’s port of Tanjung Pelepas with 19,574 TEUs loaded on board. The vessel also recently transited the Suez Canal setting another record there as it did. The MSC Gülsün recently transited …

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Slow down ‘eh! MSC ship fined for violating speed limit in Canada

PortandTerminal.com, August 13, 2019 MONTREAL, CANADA – Transport Canada has issued a CAD 12,000 (about USD 9,000) penalty to a containership operated by Swiss Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and five other fines to vessels for non-compliance with the temporary mandatory slow down in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Another right whale found dead in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Eight …

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PORT CITY PROFILE (Part 2 of 2): Chittagong, Bangladesh

PortandTerminal.com, July 17, 2019 In Part 1 of this series, we looked at Chittagong, home to Bangladesh’s largest and notoriously corrupt port. In Part 2 of this series, we’ll look at another aspect of Chittagong’s maritime industry – its infamous shipbreaking yards. Faujdarhat: Where Ships go to Die The Chittagong Ship Breaking Yard is located in Fauzdarhat, Bangladesh along the …

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No “GET OUT OF JAIL FREE” card for MSC box ship in Philly drug bust

PortandTerminal.com, July 16, 2019 U.S. authorities have released MSC Gayane, the ship caught with USD 1 billion worth of cocaine in Philadelphia, after a USD 50 million bond was posted. PHILADELPHIA – USD 10 million in cash and a USD 40 million surety bond were paid by vessel owner J.P. Morgan and operator Mediterranean Shipping Company, less than a month after authorities …

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ALLIANCE SHAKE-UP: HMM leaves 2M for THE Alliance

PortandTerminal.com, July 1, 2019 South Korean line HMM has agreed to join THE Alliance, becoming the fourth member of the liner alliance set up by Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express and Yang Ming in 2016 South Korean container shipping company HMM will become a full member of container alliance THE Alliance. HMM has been in a strategic partnership with Maersk’s 2M …

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