Diego Aponte is New President & CEO of MSC

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

October 3, 2014

Diego Aponte succeeds father as head of MSC

Diego Aponte succeeds father as head of MSC


MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA announces the appointment of Mr. Diego Aponte as President and CEO.

"It is important that we keep looking forward and that we prepare the company for the future," said Mr. Gianluigi Aponte, founder of MSC. "The Board and I firmly believe that Diego, supported by his senior management, will deliver continued success for MSC and its customers. We already have a number of projects underway which will help improve our overall service offering to clients, whilst improving our efficiencies. It is an exciting time for MSC. "

Since joining MSC in 1997, Diego has worked in various functions across the business including Line Management where he managed all aspects of the trade. In recent years, Diego has taken more responsibility in the wider running of the company, serving as Vice President. As Chairman of TIL, Terminal Investment Limited, Diego has also overseen the growth and strategic direction of MSC's Port Division.

MSC also announces that Mr. Gianluigi Aponte, previously President of MSC, would assume a new role as Group Executive Chairman. Mr. Aponte will continue to oversee all group related activities as well as supporting Diego in shaping the future of MSC.

"MSC has a proud heritage," said Diego, "over the past 40 years my father founded and led MSC from a one-ship operator to become the second largest container shipping line in the world. He has created an influential global brand; MSC inspires passion, dedication and entrepreneurism wherever you look. The management team, together with the family board, will continue to work hard to keep MSC as special today as it was in 1970. "

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