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Habben Jansen and Nixon to co-chair World Shipping Council

Hapag-Lloyd’s Rolf Habben Jansen and ONE’s Jeremy Nixon are to take over the chairmanship of the WSC. Matson and X-Press Feeders will also join the organisation

International Hapag Lloyd

Helmepa’s Mitsatsos bows out after four decades

Mr Mitsatsos was opposed to a move to slash fees for member vessels in a bid to scale up the fleet entered in Helmepa from a current tally of about 400 ships

Europe Cyprus

Avenir LNG chief executive resigns

The new company is focused on small-scale LNG projects and recently carried out Malaysia’s first bunkering operation. The budding LNG player is backed by Stolt-Nielsen, Golar LNG and Hoegh LNG and has been developing rapidly since being formed in 2018

Europe Tankers and Gas

Digital freight forwarder Beacon opens Hong Kong office

With Asia being the world’s leading manufacturing hub, the region is central to Beacon’s expansion strategy. With a large proportion of cargo volumes originating in Asia it is important to have a local presence to provide better service to customers and partners in China as well as the surrounding areas

China Hong Kong

Yang Ming names new president after profitable quarter

Taiwanese carrier expects the new management to bring higher business growth as shipping markets are trending up in the second half of the year. The company reported its first profitable quarter since 2018 with $91.7m net gains for the three months to September 30

Asia Pacific Taiwan

Braemar names James Gundy as chief executive

James Gundy has been head of Braemar’s shipbroking unit since joining the company in 2014 following the merger with ACM Shipping Group, where he was chief executive

Europe Tankers and Gas

Nicolas Sartini leaves CMA CGM

Industry associates said they were not surprised at Mr Sartini’s departure from CMA CGM following the management reshuffle at CEVA Logistics in January and his subsequent move to run the group’s ports and terminals division

Europe France

Felixstowe turns to former chief as cargo struggles persist

Hutchison Ports has persuaded former chief executive Chris Lewis to come out of retirement and take charge just as an unexpected surge in cargo volumes clogs up the port, frustrating carriers and shipper alike

Europe United Kingdom

Biden should be a shipping-friendly president

While Donald Trump regarded trade negotiations as a zero-sum game, his successor has a better understanding of free markets and a more pragmatic approach to foreign policy, which could see him dial back heavy-handed sanctions

United States People
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