New executives appointed to Seaspan's executive management
Shipowner Seaspan has just nominated two new persons to its executive management. The new executive vice president for ship management has many years of experience from Maersk, and a financial law veteran of more than 20 years is appointed as general counsel.
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.
A milder variant of the African swine fever, which is both more difficult to discover and control, has been found in China, reports Reuters. The outbreak could impact dry bulk and reefer carriers if the mutations spiral out of control.