The World Shipping Council (WSC) added some new members to its Board of Directors at a membership meeting held in Seoul last week. WSC says its members have 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, and re-elected Mr. Philip Chow of Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), Mr. Morten Englestoft of Maersk Line and Mr. Ulrich Kranich of Hapag-Lloyd AG to the Board.
They join Mr. Thomas Crowley, Jr. of Crowley Maritime Corporation, Mr. Rafi Danieli of Zim Integrated Shipping Services, Mr. Y.M. Kim of Hanjin Shipping, Mr. Kenji Mizushima of NYK Line and Mr. Ron Widdows of 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.
World Shipping Council members operate approximately 90 percent of the global liner ship capacity, collectively transporting about 60 percent of global seaborne trade, or more than US$ 4 trillion worth of goods annually.