The World Shipping Council (WSC) this week said that its membership elected six executives to new two-year terms on its board.
The new members are Randy Chen, Wan Hai Lines; Morten Engelstoft, Maersk Line; Ottmar Gast, Hamburg Süd; Ulrich Kranich, Hapag-Lloyd AG; Andy Tung, Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL); and Xu Minjie, COSCO Container Lines.
The board also named Hidetoshi Maruyama, director and managing corporate officer of the NYK Group, to the WSC board to fill the seat previously held by Tadaaki Naito of the NYK Group.
The other five current WSC board members are Thomas Crowley Jr., Crowley Maritime Corp.; Y.M. Kim, Hanjin Shipping; Ng Yat Chung, NOL Group; and Ron Widdows, Rickmers-Linie, who continues to serve as the WSC board chairman.