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The Interview: Tan Soo Koong

Having built an illustrious career in the oil and petrochemical trade, SLNG chief executive Tan Soo Koong has moved on to invest time in boosting LNG adoption in maritime and other sectors aside from power generation. He is confident the lack of gas resources would not hold back Singapore from asserting its claim as Asia’s LNG trading hub

Singapore Asia Pacific

The Interview: Andrew Yeoman

Insurtech Concirrus has gone from a standing start in 2016 to build a customer roster that includes some of the biggest names in marine insurance. Chief executive Andrew Yeoman explains how he came to shake up an entire sector

International Big Interview

The Interview: Kitack Lim

The International Maritime Organization’s secretary-general, elected for a second term until the end of 2023, has overseen an extremely busy four years that were spearheaded by the switch into a new low-sulphur era. He is confident the IMO has done well under his leadership, but the next four years will see even more straining challenges and will require him to address existing problems that remain unresolved

Big Interview IMO

The Interview: Kari-Pekka Laaksonen

Samskip’s new chief executive says that the efforts to expand into the shortsea and logistics space by deepsea carriers only go to show the value of its offering

Containers Ports and Logistics

The Interview: Hugo De Stoop

Mr De Stoop leads one of the largest crude oil tanker companies in the world. Over the past couple of years, Euronav has positioned itself as an environmentally conscious company that wants to help the wider industry combat its emissions. Mr De Stoop talks to Lloyd's List about what the future has in store and what the company learned in preparing for the global sulphur cap

Big Interview Euronav

The Interview: Tom Crowley

The head of the US marine solutions, energy and logistics company Crowley Maritime says it shines most brightly when there’s a big challenge, whether it be an earthquake, a hurricane or a huge salvage job such as the Costa Concordia.  Such challenges, he says, bring everyone together, creating a very resilient and capable organisation

Big Interview Containers

The Interview: Ricaurte Vásquez

Every one-foot reduction in draft is equivalent to about 350 loaded containers. That means boxships sailing from Asia to the US east coast via the Panama Canal will have to carry less cargo than normal in order to transit the waterway during times of drought, with Dr Vásquez now fast-tracking research into possible solutions after one of the driest years on record for Panama

Panama Containers

The Interview: Bronson Hsieh

After three years at helm, the chairman of Taiwan-based Yang Ming has put the idea of ordering super-sized boxships on the back burner, with The Alliance to welcome a new member next year. His optimism about the market prospects is laced with caution and he believes the company’s investment in scrubbers will pay off. For all those wondering, Yang Ming is not considering any merger deal.

Containers Environment

The Interview: George Economou

The Greek shipping magnate has just taken his signature Nasdaq-listed company DryShips private after 15 roller-coaster years. A good moment to take stock of a flamboyant career, but while opening up on past moves Mr Economou’s attention is still relentlessly on the future

Containers Big Interview

The Interview: Lord Mountevans

He’s the grandson of a man who survived the Scott of the Antarctic expedition and went on to write the rules of professional wrestling. But after half a century in shipping, Lord Mountevans has his own claim to fame as a figurehead for London’s maritime cluster.

Containers Regulation

The Interview: Michael Khouri

Light-touch regulator wants carriers to thrive as long as they follow the rules 

Regulation North America

The Interview: Hing Chao

New Wah Kwong chairman Hing Chao took an interestingly inland bound path before eventually finding his way back into the family-owned traditional ship owning business. He explains how his experiences have shaped his vision for the company for the future

China Hong Kong
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