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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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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

Photo: United Arab Shipping Co

UASC, Hapag-Lloyd Merger: No Layoffs?

the optimal size ship for each of the trades where the combined company will operate, he added.   For example, cost savings will come from negotiating better procurement terms.   UASC and Hapag-Lloyd are merging by the end of this year to become the world’s fifth-largest container carrier as a wave of consolidation in the container shipping industry accelerates.   Container shippers are merging as they grapple with low freight rates, anaemic trade volumes, and vessel overcapacity, which have dented their earnings.   "The outlook for 2016 is for UASC to continue

Thomas Delaney (Photo: Portwide Cargo Securing Co. Inc.)

Delaney Joins Portwide as President

to the ILA Master Contract and the implementation of new technology. He also served on the Board of Directors for both USMX and NYSA and served as trustee on several industry pension and benefits plans.    He assumed his most recent position in 2008. There he was principal liaison with container carriers and BCOs. Under his leadership, the terminals effectively expanded its business model from proprietary operator to third-party service provider. He worked to plan, develop and lead sales efforts for multiple marine terminals in the U.S. and for inland facilities in Central and South America

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Navigating the Rough Waters of Misclassification

as an independent transportation vendor, they are more likely to challenge the motor carrier or maritime company they’re working for in a court of law to cover their loss expenses and disability. And, this is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of the exposure drayage companies and other container carriers could face. Once an independent contractor is reclassified, all of the issues and exposures associated with an employee come into play. This will be a significant financial shock to an operation that has previously had very few employee-related assets.   Maritime fleet companies accused

Inna Kuznetsova (Photo: INTTRA)

INTTRA Names Kuznetsova President and COO

to President and Chief Operating Officer of INTTRA, the world's ocean shipping electronic marketplace.   Since joining INTTRA in 2015, Kuznetsova has served as President of INTTRA Marketplace, the company's core business. INTTRA Marketplace currently handles approximately one in four ocean container shipping transactions and generated a 12 percent increase in container orders in 2015, volume growth that exceeded that of the overall market.    Kuznetsova has also lead INTTRA's eVGM Initiative and the development of an eVGM compliance software solution for carriers and shippers.

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

Michael Smith (Photo: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces Leadership Changes

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced changes to its senior leadership team.   Michael Smith, executive vice president, strategy and development, is moving to HII’s Technical Solutions division, where he will serve as president of the SN3 business and report to Michael Lempke, president of the Nuclear & Environmental group, effective immediately.    Scott Stabler, executive vice president, internal audit, is moving into a new role as HII’s executive vice president and chief transformation officer, reporting to Mike Petters, HII’s president and CEO.   Smi

Chris Palmeri (Photo: Troy Container Line Ltd.)

Troy Line Creates ‘Team Leader Division’

American-owned NVOCC Troy Container Line Ltd. has established a Team Leader Division, aiming to ensure quality services in both the FCL and LCL export departments, the company announced today.   The launch of this newly established division is marked with the promotion of four key employees: Courtney Bertinato, Brian O’Malley, Chris Palmeri and Patrick O’Neill. Based in the company’s Red Bank, N.J. headquarters, this division will work with various teams including the warehousing, sales and documentation staff to ensure the superior customer service for which the company is

GAC, Hemas team on Sri Lanka Logistics Facility

GAC Sri Lanka has partnered with Hemas Transportation to build an integrated logistics facility in Muthurajawela Industrial Zone in the western part of Sri Lanka. It will comprise a state-of-the-art distribution center, a container yard and a 15-acre warehouse.   A groundbreaking ceremony, graced by the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, the Honorable Ranil Wickramasinghe, was held. The facility is expected to be operational by early June 2017 and the distribution center by February 2018.   This new integrated logistics facility will be equipped with the latest reach stackers and will harness

Picture Courtesy: Canadian Pacific Railway

Canadian Pacific Hires Marsh as Sales VP

by Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd is aimed at bolstering its battered intermodal business, says a report from Globe and Mail. Marsh, who brings 25 years of international shipping industry sales and marketing experience, most recently served as executive VP North America Trade Division for Cosco Container Lines (COCSO), the global shipping giant.   CP has lost some big intermodal customers to Canadian National Railway Co., and appears to be taking a big step toward winning new contracts in the business of handling containers that travel by ship, rail and truck.   Marsh will lead a

Pinky Zungu has again made history with her appointment as Transnet National Ports Authority’s first black female Deputy Harbor Master – Nautical for the Port of Durban. (Photo: Philip Wilson)

First Female Deputy Harbor Master at Port of Durban

who have been promoted into senior positions through their hard work and dedication, who are changing the face of the male dominated maritime industry.    A week after obtaining her open license in 2011, Zungu was in the spotlight when she piloted the MSC Chicago, at the time the largest container vessel to visit South Africa’s shores. This was just after the entrance channel had been widened to make way for a new generation of container ships. She has since had seven years’ experience of guiding vessels of any size up to super tankers and mega container vessels into the Port

Maersk Mc_Kinney Moller (Photo courtesy Maersk)

Maersk Fights to Stay on top as Containership Downturn Deepens

Denmark's Maersk Line is fighting to remain the world's no.1 container shipping carrier as a wave of mergers and acquisitions, particularly in Asia, creates new challengers trying 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

New Harbormaster for Port of Taharoa

agency manager, ship surveyor and cargo terminal manager. Most recently, he was General Manager of a multi-cargo ship terminal in West Africa, handling around 230 ships a year.   Peters holds an Australian Master Mariners (FG) license and his seagoing experience includes time on oil tankers, container and general cargo ships, reefers and dry bulk carriers. He has also worked as Ship Agency Operations Manager and Marine Surveyor in Hong Kong, as well as Cargo Superintendent/West Africa for Conti-lines N.V. Antwerp Belgium

Bronson Hsieh. Pic by  Evergreen Group

Bronson Hsieh Leaves Evergreen to Head Yang Ming

 Evergreen Group vice chairman Bronson Hsieh has been appointed chairman of rival Taiwan carrier Yang Ming Marine.   Yang Ming Marine Transport, the nation’s second-largest container shipper in terms of fleet size, approved Hsieh’s appointment, reports said.   Hsieh worked at Evergreen Group for more than 40 years before stepping down from his position earlier this year.   Hsieh replaces Frank Lu, who has served as chairman of the shipping line since 2003. Hsieh lost his role at Evergreen in March during a succession battle between the two sons of the late chairman

Armstrong Named VP MOL (America)

contract management, and cost control and planning groups for the United States and Canada and has functional accountability for operations in Mexico and the Caribbean. He reports to Richard Craig, President & CEO, MOL (America) Inc.   Armstrong joins MOL (America) Inc. after 20 years in the container shipping industry, including experience serving as a head of intermodal operations along with responsibility for West Coast terminals. Armstrong earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of North Texas and has served on the board of directors for the Pacific

Obituary: Christer Olsson, Stolt-Nielsen Chairman of the Board

;"Christer has been a trusted support to me since he first was elected to the Board.  His presence will be greatly missed." Olsson also served as Vice Chairman of Wallenius Lines AB, and as a director of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics AS, United European Car Carriers (UECC) and Atlantic Container Line AB.  He received his Bachelor of Law degree from Stockholm University.  

INTERSCHALT Shuffles Executive Management

will oversee integration of the INTERSCHALT services division into MacGregor, which is also part of Cargotec, as well as focus on growing the services business for the company.   “Our research indicates that $17 billion is wasted every year due to inefficient processes in the ocean container supply chain,” de la Tour said. “We have an important shared goal – and that is to help carriers, vessel owners and their shipping partners automate manual processes and gain easier access to higher-quality information and data through new technologies.” He then added, &ldquo

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