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Søren Skou's plan for the new Maersk is ready

Perhaps as early as tomorrow or Friday, Maersk's Group CEO Søren Skou will announce his plan for the new Maersk, which likely got the decisive backing from the group's board of directors during the weekend. ShippingWatch presents the first outlines of the new Maersk setup.

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The intense and increasing traffic of prominent board members traversing the hallways, such as former SmithKline Pharmaceuticals CEO Jan Leschley and Danfoss CEO Niels Bjørn Christiansen, has been noted by numerous employees at the Maersk Group headquarters in Copenhagen. Because these people do not usually spend their time at the conglomerate's iconic HQ on the Copenhagen waterfront, and their presence can really only mean one thing:

The process to create the new Maersk has entered its final stage, which means that there is now a need to constantly be able to discuss the last remaining details with the group's board of directors. According to ShippingWatch's sources, the powerful A.P. Moeller-Maersk board of directors, headed by Chairman Michael Pram Rasmussen and Ane Maersk Mc-Kinney Uggla, held the final and decisive meeting this past weekend in Copenhagen, at which the board members had no real objections to the plan for the new Maersk that Søren Skou as newly-appointed Group CEO was mandated to develop just prior to the summer holidays.

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