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  • January 17, 2014

    The World Shipping Council appoints two new members to its Board of Directors; Mr. Tai Soo Suk, President of Hanjin Shipping and Mr. Soren Toft, Chief Operating Officer of Maersk Line. Read the full release.

  • September 20, 2013

    Liner Industry Praises the IMO for Action on Container Weight Verification.

  • September 4, 2013

    Shipowners, ports and terminals urge the IMO to act on container weight verification requirement and shippers support the same proposal.

  • April 26, 2012

    At the request of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, today Chris Koch, President and CEO of the World Shipping Council (WSC) testified regarding some current environmental and safety regulatory initiatives in which the industry is engaged and over which the Committee has oversight responsibility. Read the full news release.

    Mr. Koch's full testimony is available here.

     
  • March 29, 2012

    World Shipping Council adds NYK's Naito to its Board

    At its March 2012 meeting in Bangkok, the World Shipping Council (WSC) board of directors confirmed the election of Mr. Tadaaki Naito, Representative Director and Senior Managing Corporate Officer of NYK, to the WSC board of directors to fill the seat previously held by Mr. Kenji Mizushima of NYK. Other board members are:  Mr. Philip Chow, Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL); Mr. Thomas Crowley, Jr., Crowley Maritime Corporation; Mr. Rafi Danieli, Zim Integrated Shipping Services; Mr. Morten Englestoft, Maersk Line; Dr. Ottmar Gast, Hamburg Sud; Mr. Y.M. Kim, Hanjin Shipping; Mr. Ulrich Kranich of Hapag-Lloyd AG; Mr. Ng Yat Chung, NOL Group; Mr. Wan Min, COSCO Container Lines; and, Mr. Ron Widdows, Rickmers-Linie.

  • March 27, 2012
                March 27, 2012 -- The World Shipping Council (WSC) is pleased to welcome two new members. RICKMERS-LINIE is a member of the Hamburg based Rickmers Group. The company has been operating for more than 175 years, providing a world-wide network of liner services for the transportation of breakbulk, heavylift and project cargoes. For more information about Rickmers-Linie, visit www.rickers-linie.com .
     
                Through its maritime companies, Totem Ocean Trailer Express and Sea Star Line, Tote, Inc. provides regular services on dedicated routes between the Port of Anchorage and the Port of Tacoma; Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and Jacksonville, Port Everglades. For more information about Tote, Inc., visit www.toteinc.com .
  • January 9, 2012

    World Shipping Council Adds New Board Member

    At its December 2011 meeting in London, the World Shipping Council (WSC) board confirmed the election of Mr. Ng Yat Chung, Group President and CEO of NOL, to the WSC board of directors for a term that expires in September 2013. The election of Mr. Ng fills all eleven seats on the WSC Board. Other board members are: Mr. Philip Chow, Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL); Mr. Thomas Crowley, Jr., Crowley Maritime Corporation; Mr. Rafi Danieli, Zim Integrated Shipping Services; Mr. Morten Engelstof, Maersk Line; Dr. Ottmar Gast, Hamburg Sud; Mr. Y. M. Kim, Hanjin Shipping; Mr. Ulrich Kranich, Hapag-Lloyd AG; Mr. Kenji Mizushima, NYK Line; Mr. Wan Min, COSCO Container Lines; and, Mr. Ron Widdows, who will continue to serve as the WSC Board Chairman until September 2012.

    The World Shipping Council is an association of liner shipping companies with offices in Brussels and Washington, D.C. Its members transport over 90 percent of international containerized trade. The WSC's goal is to provide a coordinated voice for the liner shipping industry in its work with policymakers and other industry groups interested in international transportation issues.

    For more information about the World Shipping Council and the international liner shipping industry, visit www.worldshipping.org.