Hapag-Lloyd unveils "Strategy 2023"
As the liner industry has come to a turning point following a period of consolidation, Hapag-Lloyd unveiled its five-year strategy, prioritizing profitability, service, and cost savings in a container shippingLarge-scale acquisitions is not one of the objectives in German carrier's new strategy will characterize everything the shipping company does in the next five years, said its CEO Rolf Habben Jansen.Hapag-Lloyd is more than two times larger than it was in 2014 in terms of transport capacity.
Carnival Announces Leadership Changes
Carnival Corporation & plc announced that Michael Ungerer, currently President of Germany-based AIDA Cruises, has been appointed Chief Operations Officer-Shared Services for Carnival Asia, effective September 1, 2015. Ungerer will relocate to Shanghai, China, and directly support each of the Carnival Corporation brands operating in the region to leverage the company's industry-leading presence and scale in the region. Ungerer will jointly report to Michael Thamm, CEO of the Costa Group…
Caterpillar Forms New Analytics & Innovation Division
To better capitalize on the growing importance and excitement of data analytics and to drive innovation to support customers, Caterpillar Inc. today announced the formation of a new division, Analytics & Innovation (AI), which will be led by Caterpillar Vice President Greg Folley. The division will bring together the people and resources that will foster a culture with innovation at the core, form a broad and connected analytics ecosystem and manage strategic third party relationships with providers like Chicago…
Career Profile: Tamara Ellis, Director, Talent Acquisition – Carnival Cruise Line
In the maritime industry, there is probably no other oceangoing sector that has the need for such a diverse set of skill sets, multicultural input and customer driven employees than that required by today’s passenger cruise vessel industry. That’s where Tamara Ellis, Carnival Cruise Line’s Director of Talent Acquisition, comes in. In this role, she is responsible for all aspects of shoreside talent acquisition for Carnival Cruise Lines and Carnival Corporation & plc. Specifically…
Beth Bodensteiner is Sr VP at Holland America Line
Beth Bodensteiner has been promoted to senior vice president, revenue management for Holland America Line. In this capacity, Bodensteiner will lead the development and execution of all revenue management programs and initiatives that support Holland America Line’s revenue goals. She will report directly to Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “Since joining the company more than a decade ago Beth has consistently demonstrated a level of professionalism and expertise that have been instrumental in the company’s planning and decision making,” said Ashford.
Caterpillar Rejigs Top Deck
Caterpillar Inc. * Doug Hoerr has been appointed as vice president with responsibility for the Strategic Services Division. Caterpillar’s Board of Directors has appointed Julie Lagacy, a 26-year veteran of the company and currently vice president with responsibility for the Finance Services Division (FSD), as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and vice president with responsibility for the Global Information Services Division (GIS). In addition to leading FSD, earlier this year Lagacy assumed leadership of GIS following the departure of the former Chief Information Officer.
Orlando Ashford is President, Holland America Line
Holland America Line announced today that effective Dec. 1 Orlando Ashford will join the company as president to lead the award-winning cruise line's brand and business, including its fleet of 15 premium vessels carrying approximately 850,000 guests annually to all seven continents. Ashford joins the company from Mercer, the global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments, where he was president of the Talent Business Segment. “We are fortunate to have Orlando join our team…
Royal Caribbean Promotes Executives
Royal Caribbean Cruises's Brian Rice has been promoted to Vice Chairman and CFO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. In this expanded role, Rice will continue to oversee the finance function, but also take on responsibility for the company's supply chain department, as well as focusing more on strategic issues. Rice will continue to report directly to Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO. Rice has been with Royal Caribbean for over 20 years, most recently as Executive Vice President and CFO.
Interferry Conference: Focus on Era of Change
Lessons from Costa Concordia and greener ships will be the headline subjects at Interferry’s 37th annual conference in Dubai from October 21-24 in a program focused on the safety, environmental, technical and commercial issues influencing global ferry development. The trade association is expecting record attendance following a half-price fees offer from event hosts the Dubai Roads & Transport Authority for the first 250 delegates to register. By late June 124 registrations had been received – four times the norm for early bookings.
Zarmati, CEO of Costa Cruises NA, to Retire
After nearly 43 years in the cruise business, Maurice M. Zarmati is retiring as president and CEO of Costa Cruises North America, effective November 30, 2011. He will remain with the line as a senior consultant on Costa’s worldwide sales, marketing and passenger-traffic initiatives. Zarmati, 65, became president and CEO of Costa Cruises North America in March 2008. He is responsible for sales, marketing, guest services, finance, human resources and revenue management for the North American sales and marketing headquarters of Europe’s leading cruise company…
New Report on Norwegian Energy Policy
Norway is pursuing ambitious, forward-thinking energy policies, but could go further in its efforts to become a low-carbon economy, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has concluded in a review published today. Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Norway 2011 Review says that it will be challenging for Norway to meet its 2020 target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30% compared with 1990 levels, because both the country’s electricity supply and its energy use in buildings are already essentially carbon-free due to hydropower use.