What is going on with Pacific Basin and Nordic CEOs?
Martin Fruergaard becomes the third Nordic CEO to head Hong Kong-based dry bulk shipping company Pacific Basin since 2000. Why has the company again picked a Scandinavian? And why Fruergaard, the chief executive of a gas ship operator?
René Kofod-Olsen is V.Group's fourth CEO in just three years. The many changes have been a distraction and have led to several wrong decisions, he tells ShippingWatch. The mandate from the owner is to future-proof the company, and for this he is willing to make both selections and rejections.
Only 46 percent of Maersk's vessels arrive on time, which is a service level that Maersk, according to CCO Vincent Clerc, is "dismayed by", even if the industry reliability average is only around one in three ships.