Tanjung Pelepas Port CEO Ismail Hashim retires
THE MALAYSIAN Port of Tanjung Pelepas has announced the retirement of its chief executive officer Ismail Hashim which took effect at the end of 2009. He had provided more than 10 years of service to the port.
Captain Ismail had been CEO since 2008 and led the port to new levels of growth, port authorities said in a statement.
"PTP is perhaps the only major port in the world that has grown container throughput volume in a very challenging 2009," reported Bernama news agency, adding that the port will announce its throughput volume as the numbers are tallied up at year-end.
Deputy CEO Azlan Shahrim will cover the CEO functions until a new chief executive officer is appointed, PTP said.
Port authorities added that Mr Azlan will be supported by PTP's senior management team in the day-to-day running of the company.
'K' Line names Kuroya new CEO as Maekawa becomes chairman
THE board of Japanese shipping giant "K" Line directors have named Kenichi Kuroya as the new chief executive officer of the group effective April 1, replacing Hiroyuki Maekawa, the current CEO who will become chairman.
Mr Kuroya, currently managing director of "K" Line Pte Ltd, will become vice president from January 1 and a director at the end of June subject to the approval of shareholders.
Further changes regarding other directors and executive officers at Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd will be announced later, said a company statement.
Hong Kong's OOCL names Erxin Yao as new US president
HONG KONG's Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) is to replace its US president Peter Leng following retirement with its current managing director OOCL (China), Erxin Yao who will relocate to California on January 1 and also take up a position as director and member of the shipping line's executive committee.
This leads to a management reshuffle with Stephen Ng, senior vice president for the transpacific for OOCL (USA) to relocate to Hong Kong as transpacific director on January 1.
Transatlantic vice president Paul Devine will head up sales as senior vice president at San Ramon, California, offices, moving from New York.
Henry Wong head of OOCL Europe will also be relocated to Hong Kong in November as director of the corporate logistics department from its current position as head of OOCL Europe.
Additionally, Bosco Louie takes the directorship for the new regions management department, said the company statement.
NOL moves American headquarters from Oakland to Phoenix
SINGAPORE-based NOL Group is to relocate its Oakland headquarters to Phoenix, Arizona in an effort to reduce costs of doing business in California, and co-ordinate all truck, rail and ship operations in north, central and south Americas.
The new headquarters will employ locally 300 to run its primary business of APL (formerly American President Line) with its 140 vessels. The company also manages rail and truck transport for cargo to and from those ships, reports the Arizona Republic.