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Skou considers changing management structure after Toft leaves for MSC

Søren Toft's departure from Maersk makes CEO Søren Skou consider changing the management structure at the world's largest container line. As ShippingWatch reported earlier Friday, Toft will become CEO of MSC, but Skou does not expect that this will impact the two companies' alliance.

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Søren Skou will see his right-hand man Søren Toft leave to instead join competitor MSC, and this makes the Maersk Group CEO consider whether this could be an occasion to overhaul Maersk's management structure.

"I'm using this occasion to think about what we should do. We have plenty of strong candidates for the job. But we could also consider making some small changes to our structure. We'll make a decision about that," says Skou at a press conference at Maersk's headquarters in Copenhagen following publication of the group's third quarter interim report.

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