Diego Aponte got his preferred CEO with the hiring of Søren Toft

Ex-Maersk COO Søren Toft and MSC Chief Executive Diego Aponte know each other very well from the many meetings in Geneva and Copenhagen where the 2M partnership has been coordinated. Several sources say that Toft has for a long time been Aponte's favorite. Read on to learn why.

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If there are two competing executives who know each other very well in the international container industry, it would be Maersk's now former Chief Operating Officer Søren Toft and MSC's Chief Executive Diego Aponte.

The two have been meeting frequently in Copenhagen and Geneva since the world's largest container alliance, 2M, was launched.

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