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Florian Dussler  (Photo: Xeneta)

Dussler tapped to Lead Xeneta's U.S. Ops

contracted rates, while also welcoming some major names to its community of global shippers. Xeneta, which crowd-sources data from more than 700 leading international businesses to provide real-time rates transparency, opened its US office in late 2016 to take advantage of the world’s largest container shipping market. Since that point it has grown both its market presence and offering, launching into the air freight segment while expanding its ocean freight data from 60,000 to over 160,000 port to port pairings. Dussler’s appointment is, according to Xeneta CRO and Co-founder Thomas

Tim Nolan (Photo: TOTE)

Nolan Tapped to Take Over as TOTE CEO

Tim Nolan has been named the next president and CEO of U.S. domestic ocean carrier TOTE Inc., parent company Saltchuk announced today. TOTE is the parent company to TOTE Maritime and TOTE Services.Nolan, who is currently president of TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico, will succeed retiring president CEO Anthony Chiarello who will step down July 16 after eight years at the helm.Nolan has been with the TOTE family of companies since 2013. He will remain in Jacksonville, Fla., as TOTE’s corporate headquarters shift to Jacksonville where both TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico and TOTE Services are currently

Photo: Kalmar

Kalmar Organizes Idea Creation Challenge

 Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will organise a idea creation challenge, Kalmar Co-Create, during TOC Europe that will take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.    The two-day event organised on 12-13 June 2018 aims to discover disruptive ideas to specific customer challenges in container handling industry through co-creation with terminal operators, solution providers and development partners.   "We at Kalmar want to shape the industry through promoting openness and collaboration. We have invited three teams from our partner network to work on specific customer pains

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

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

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.

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Massa Joins North Carolina Ports

North Carolina Ports has hired Benjamin M. Massa as the new Director of Carrier and Trade Development to further grow and expand container business at the Port of Wilmington.   “NC Ports has experienced monumental growth in container business in the last year and Ben’s vital role will allow us to continue that growth today and into the future,” said NC Ports Vice President, Trade Development, Hans Bean.   Massa brings decades of expertise in the maritime industry with him to NC Ports. Massa previously served as Commercial Director, AVP Sales and Marketing for United

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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

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.  

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