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The interview: Xu Lirong

Turning bloated state-owned businesses into globally competitive players has been at the core of COSCO SHIPPING chairman Xu Lirong’s responsibility. He has delivered important achievements, while the constantly fast-changing shipping markets, complicated by rising geopolitical and regulatory uncertainties in this era, will be a continuing test for his legacy

Big Interview Containers

The Interview: Gene Seroka

This year has been a testing time for the executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, who came under fire from a variety of stakeholders, including dockworkers angered by his decision to grant a relatively low-level building permit to another stakeholder, APM Terminals

North America United States

The Interview: Paul Dean

HFW claims to be the world’s largest shipping law firm, and Paul Dean is the man running the show. He talks to David Osler about golfing grandads, guitar gods and nitty-gritty litigation

International Law

The Interview: Rod Riseborough

After 40 years in the container shipping industry, including top management roles with carriers and a data provider, the recently retired chief executive of Container Trades Statistics knows the business inside out and is sceptical about the growth prospects of emerging economies. Instead, he is convinced that Europe and the US will remain the two big import markets that will continue to underpin the global box trades
Containers Ports and Logistics

The Interview: Caroline Yang

SSA’s first female president goes beyond gender boundary to embrace diversity and bolster efforts in digitalisation and green shipping 
International Bunkers

The Interview: Nick Shaw

Nick Shaw got the job as chief executive of the International Group after only the second employment interview of his life. Now that he taken over from the renowned Andrew Bardot, he tells Lloyd’s List what he plans to do in the role
International Insurance

The Interview: Tsuneo Watanabe

Synthesising synergies across the chemical logistics value chain is key to improving MOLCT margins, according to its chief executive
Japan Tankers and Gas

The Interview: Søren Skou

When Maersk’s group revenue shrank from $60bn to $35bn between 2011 and 2016, the board of directors called for an urgent strategic review. That led to the decision to break up the Danish shipping and energy conglomerate, with  Søren Skou appointed chief executive of AP Moller-Maersk and charged with creating an integrated container transport logistics company. Three years on, $17bn worth of transactions have been completed as Mr Skou aims to restore shareholder value
Europe Denmark

The Interview: Jan Rindbo

Rindbo, who has been in shipping for 25 years, has been leading the Danish dry bulk and tanker company Norden since 2015, through what he describes as a major transformation
International Dry Bulk

The Interview: Denis Petropoulos

The British are no longer sailing the ship and the job of Baltic Exchange chairman is not what it once was, but former tanker broker Denis Petropoulos thinks its post-Singapore Exchange incarnation offers him the chance to re-define the role of chairman for this globally recognised institution
Tankers and Gas Dry Bulk

The Interview: Cecilia Eckelmann-Battistello

Cecilia Eckelmann-Battistello has been working in container shipping for more than 45 years. But while she may be thinking of slowing down, retirement is still some way off
Europe Italy

The Interview: Lars Rhodin

His surname sounds more French than Scandinavian, and Swedish Club managing director Lars Rhodin sometimes claims to be related to the sculptor behind such statues as The Thinker and The Kiss, especially when that gets him reduced museum entry tickets
International Sweden
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