Corona diary from Singapore: ONE working hard to address an expected demand shock

Just as China seems to be emerging from the coronavirus, Europe and USA are entering times of unprecedented uncertainty. ONE's CEO Jeremy Nixon gives his insights on how to lead a huge container carrier during a state of emergency.

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No doubt that the present situation is extreme and difficult. Also to one of the global container industry's old timers and most experienced professionals Jeremy Nixon, CEO at ONE, which is headquartered in increasingly socially distancing Singapore.

These days, when he speaks with customers, management colleagues or members of staff, he is at home or in his office discussing contracts, port calls, crew changes or any other issue which he normally would take up face-to-face, via web calls, video conferences or his cell phone. The overarching issues being how the spreading coronavirus impacts the industry and how it is close to impossible to foresee where the market is heading.

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