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Top of the in-tray for Toft at MSC

So after nearly 13 months to stew over how he might reinvent Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC), Soren Toft’s gardening leave came to an end this month, and the keys to the corner office in Geneva at the Aponte containerline were handed over. Just how will this former Maersk high-flier transform the world’s second largest liner company?

First up, even before Toft joined, MSC is on a different trajectory to Maersk at the moment. For the first time in a quarter of a century the Danish carrier l...

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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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