New CEO for MISC, old boss heads conglomerate's retail unit
MALAYSIAN state owned MISC Bhd has announced that Nasarudin bin Md Idris has been appointed CEO.
Mr Idris takes over the shipping division of the state-owned oil and gas conglomerate Petroliam Nasional (PETRONAS) from Amir Hamzah bin Azizan.
Mr Abidin, the eldest son of PETRONAS chairman Azizan Zainul Abidin, becomes the head of Petronas Dagangan, the group's retail arm.
Mr Idris joined PETRONAS after graduating from the University of Malaysia in 1978 and has held various management posts in the group. In 2004 he was appointed non-executive director of MISC Bhd.
United Ocean Lines adds Estonia's Contimer LLC
LONDON's United Ocean Lines (UOL) has added Contimer LLC, of Estonia, to its portfolio offering full and less than container load service, logistical services such as intermodal, rail, road or air transport, bonded warehouse operations and distribution and consolidation as well as labelling, sorting, packing and re-packing.
The addition of Contimer enables UOL to link local expertise and service quality with its global market strategy. The present set-up in 48 countries involving more than 70 offices enables UOL to use partnerships with ocean carriers to generate custom services.
UOL was founded in 2002 to create a neutral and independent NVOCC in the logistics field and its core activities include container cargo, involving break-bulk and project business, as well as a wide range of logistic activities. It is operated today by NAXCO Group France (www.naxco.com).
Maersk's Damco opens up biggest ever office in Chengdu
AP MOLLER-Maersk logistics arm Damco has opened its largest office globally in Chengdu, China.
Some 1,000 Damco employees and 400 AP Moller-Maersk back-office staff will work at the new branch, which will largely serve as a customer service centre.
Damco north Asia CEO Steffen Schiottz-Christensen said that the move to Chengdu would help the company centralise its customer relations operations by allowing each client team to be based in the same office. The firm's customers, he said, were largely supportive of the idea.
Commenting on the company's cooperation with authorities and other stakeholders in the region, Mr Schiottz-Christensen added that proximity to the Tianfu Software Park and a high-tech industrial development zone were important determining factors in the company's decision to pick Chengdu.