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.
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.
December 12, 2011
Carriers and Ports are United on Need to Weigh Containers. Read the release.
September 28, 2011
World Shippping Council Adds New Board Members and Keeps Widdows as ChairmanAt its membership meeting in Seoul last week, the World Shipping Council (WSC) membership elected Mr. Wan Min, Managing Director of COSCO Container Lines and Dr. Ottmar Gast, Chairman of the Executive Board of Hamburg Süd to two year terms on its Board of Directors, and re-elected to the Board Mr. Philip Chow of Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), Mr. Morten Englestoft of Maersk Line and Mr. Ulrich Kranich of Hapag-Lloyd AG.They join Mr. Thomas Crowley, Jr., Crowley Maritime Corporation; Mr. Rafi Danieli, Zim Integrated Shipping Services; Mr. Y.M. Kim, Hanjin Shipping; Mr. Kenji Mizushima, NYK Line; and Mr. Ron Widdows, NOL on the WSC Board.The WSC Membership also approved Mr. Widdows’ continuation as Chairman of the Board through September 2012, after he steps down from his current role as Group President and CEO of NOL later this year.
August 10, 2011
World Shipping Council Releases First-Ever Survey on Containers Lost at Sea
The liner shipping industry has been the subject of a number of unfavorable stories or reports that allege that the industry loses as many as 10,000 containers a year at sea. although most industry representatives recognized that this number was incorrect, there was no conclusive evidence to refute it Accordingly, the World Shipping Council (WSC) conducted a survey of its members and concluded that indeed the estimated losses are far below the figures previously reported. Read the summary of the analysis.