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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Port Réunion to Become Strategic Maritime Hub

Visit of the President of the French Republic François Hollande to the Reunion Island Rodolphe Saadé intends to turn Port Réunion into CMA CGM Group strategic maritime hub in the Indian Ocean; New sourcing and export opportunities for the Reunion Island economic players; new strategic hub for CMA CGM at the crossroads between Europe, Asia and Africa The CMA CGM Group announced Rodolphe Saadé, Vice-Chairman, was with President Hollande to Reunion Island to lay the cornerstone for the future Port of Reunion Island. During the ceremony, Rodolphe Saadé signed a

Rajesh Krishnamurthy (Photo: CMA GCM)

CMA CGM Recruits Digital Expert Krishnamurthy

The CMA CGM Group has hired Rajesh Krishnamurthy as group senior vice president IT & transformation, as the French container carrier seeks to further accelerate its digital push.   Digitalization is considered an integral piece of CMA CGM’s growth plan, having been labeled a key strategic priority by CEO Rodolphe Saadé.   “To accelerate this transformation, CMA CGM is recruiting the best specialists in the field and that is why CMA CGM is recruiting Rajesh Krishnamurthy to drive this strategy,” CMA CGM said.   Krishnamurthy, who joins CMA CGM on

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CMA CGM among the Top Companies for Trainees

French based CMA CGM Group is one of the world’s largest maritime transport firms. It is also a top company for trainees, a recent survey found. After ranking 11th last year, CMA CGM reached 7th place in the Happy Trainees ranking, which lists companies of all nationalities that provide the best internships. The survey conducted by Choosemycompany.com was sent to 104 students between September 1, 2016 and August 21, 2017, and asked trainees to evaluate the host companies on professional growth, stimulating environment, management, motivation, pride and fun and pleasure. “We are

CMA CGM to Inaugurate In-house University

The CMA CGM Group announced the opening of the CMA CGM Academy, its new in-house university, located in its Marseilles (France) headquarters.   The first in-house university was launched years ago to make the group’s collaborators’ training a priority. Today, this priority is being reinforced with the CMA CGM Academy. With this new structure, the group’s collaborators will not only benefit from high-quality courses regarding shipping, but also different subjects such as management. As an international company, CMA CGM has developed intercultural courses to assist all

Rodolphe Saadé (Photo: CMA CGM)

New CEO at CMA CGM

Rodolphe Saadé is the new chief executive of container shipping line CMA CGM, taking over the role previously held by his 80-year-old father.   The top spot at CMA CGM Group has been passed from one generation to another. Jacques Saadé announced on his 80th birthday that his son Rodolphe Saadé would take over as the French shipping line’s next chief executive officer.   Jacques Saadé, who founded the company 1978, will remain chairman of the board of directors.   Previously executive officer, Rodolphe Saadé has been with CMA CGM since 1994.

Two Directors Join Global Ship Lease’s Board of Directors

CMA CGM announced that following its nominations, Alain Wils and John Van de Merwe joined the Board of Directors of Global Ship Lease Inc. Wils currently serves as a consultant in the shipping and logistics industries, with more than 40 years of experience. He was managing director of the shipping group Delmas Vieljeux from 1982 to 1992. After serving as Chairman and CEO of Sceta International, a leading European logistics and freight forwarding company, Wils was a Managing Director and then Executive Board member of CMA CGM from 1996-2008. Van de Merwe provides consultancy services in transportation

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CMA CGM Appoints New CFO

 CMA CGM, a leading worldwide shipping Group, announces the appointment of Michel Delville as Chief Financial Officer. Michel Sirat will continue to support the Group on strategic development missions.   Michel Delville was Chief Financial Officer of the Saft Group, the world’s leader in high technology batteries.    Prior to this, he was Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Committee at Imerys, the world leader in mineral-based specialties for industry, which he joined in 1999. Michel Delville started his career at the Schlumberger group where he held

Global Ship Lease Expands Board of Directors

Global Ship Lease, Inc. (GSL) announced today the appointment of Alain Wils and John van de Merwe to the company's board of directors, increasing the board to six members. Wils and van de Merwe were appointed by the existing Board of Directors following their nomination by the company's largest shareholder, CMA CGM. Wils currently serves as a consultant in the shipping and logistics industries, with more than 40 years of experience. After serving as Chairman and CEO of Sceta International, a European logistics and freight forwarding company, Wils was a Managing Director and then Executive Board

Nicolas Sartini (Photo: NOL)

NOL Appoints New CEO, CFO

Amid a takeover by France’s CMA CGM, Singapore container shipper Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) has named a new chief executive officer and chief financial officer.   Nicolas Sartini will take over as chief executive officer, succeeding Ng Yat Chung, who has served as NOL president and CEO since 2011.   New chief financial officer Serge Corbel will join Sartini as executive directors of the newly constituted 10-member NOL board.   Ng will continue as executive director on the NOL board and will be a special adviser to the new chairman, Rodolphe Saadé, who is also the vice

Ed McCarthy (Photo: GPA)

Georgia Ports Authority Taps McCarthy as COO

The Georgia Ports Authority has named Ed McCarthy as its new chief operating officer (COO), effective September 6.   At GPA, McCarthy will be responsible for sustaining the profitable growth and development of GPA's operations, while maintaining world-class operating standards. His direct reports include the directors of engineering and facilities maintenance; information technology; equipment maintenance and crane and ship operations; container operations; breakbulk and bulk operations; and the director of protective services, as well as the senior director of strategic operations and

Rachel Hoyland

Hill Dickinson Appoints Hoyland

International law firm Hill Dickinson LLP has  announced the recruitment of Rachel Hoyland as a Senior Associate in its shipping team. Hoyland was the in-house Head of Legal with CMA CGM (UK) Shipping Ltd and is an experienced dry shipping lawyer. Hoyland  will be based in the Liverpool office of Hill Dickinson, but will be working closely with London.  

Maersk Mc_Kinney Moller (Photo courtesy Maersk)

Maersk Fights to Stay on top as Containership Downturn Deepens

to grab a bigger share of a depressed market. Maersk itself hasn't made a major acquisition for more than a decade but says it might be open to "the right opportunity", although doubters believe such deals risk accumulating ships without securing enough customers. A unit of oil and shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk , the line has a 15 percent share of the overall container market. However, it faces Chinese rivals with global ambitions as well as more traditional Western competitors which are buying up assets in Asia. The battle is over the world container trade, and especially between Asian

RoadOne Appoints Chandler to Sales Leadership Team

Single source intermodal, distribution and logistics service company RoadOne IntermodaLogistics said Steve Chandler has joined the company as Vice President of Sales for the U.S. Southeast and Gulf regions.  Chandler brings to the position more than 30 years of container shipping, intermodal drayage and logistics experience. Prior to RoadOne, Chandler held numerous business development and account management positions with top global ocean carriers including CMA-CGM, Hapag-Lloyd and NYK Line, as well as his most recent position at another leading intermodal trucking company.  He

Chris Lytle (Photo: Port of Oakland)

Oakland Port Director Signs on for 3 More Years

airport along with Oakland’s first nonstop service to London; an export rebound at the Port of Oakland along with the first three visits of the 1,300-foot-long Benjamin Franklin, the largest cargo ship to ever visit the U.S.; and a new master lease at tourist-favorite Jack London Square with CIM Group.   Lytle joined the port in 2013 after serving as Executive Director at the Port of Long Beach. Before that, he worked as a shipping industry executive with CMA CGM, P&O Ports, APM Terminals and Sea-Land Service

Jack Noonan, CEO, Chembulk Tankers

Noonan Named CMA's 2017 'Commodore'

conference and trade exposition. Jack Noonan Chembulk Tankers’ CEO Jack Noonan joined the company in April 2007, originally serving as COO. He was promoted to President after the acquisition of Chembulk by Berlian Laju Tanker (BLT) in December 2007 and subsequently to CEO of the BLT Chembulk Group in November 2010. He was actively involved in the restructuring of Chembulk Tanker parent BLT, spearheading the business-related initiatives of the process from January 2012 until its conclusion in November 2015.   Jack is a graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. Following

Photo: Port of Long Beach

Port of Long Beach Uses Education to Boost its Competitiveness

from rail, terminal operations and other American ports. The addition of CPE CERTIFIED PORT EXECUTIVE credentials gives the Port of Long Beach managers the tools and knowledge to individually make a more effective contribution to the organization, and to function more cohesively as a team. MacDonnell Group president Ralston MacDonnell explains the development of the program: “The maritime industry is constantly changing; management faces new realities and effective leadership requires a comprehensive understanding of the overall context. The course was designed to cover rapidly changing regulations

Left to right: Bethany Shimasaki, Rosie Wilcox, Donald Lay, Connor Vincent, Christine Kimball and Alyssa Scott

Six Washington Students Earn Maritime Scholarships

at the Community Boat Program is planning to attend NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock received the $1,000 scholarship sponsored by John and Anita Crawford & PSM (Puget Sound Maritime) as well as the $500 Pacific Maritime Magazine Scholarship sponsored by RH Philips Publishing Group. Donald Lay from Cedarcrest High School in Duvall is planning to attend CMA in marine engineering received the $3,000 scholarship sponsored by Foss Maritime Company Connor Vincent from Stadium High School in Tacoma and  previously with the Tacoma SSS Odyssey, is also planning to attend

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