London, August 18, 2018 – Jeremy Nixon, CEO of Ocean Network Express will give the shipping keynote on the second day of the Cool Logistics Asia conference to be held at the Asia World Expo Hong Kong 5-7 September.
Cool Logistics Asia will be held alongside ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA, the leading event for the fresh produce industry in Asia, now entering its 12th year with over 13,000 visitors from 70 countries.
Jeremy Nixon is now the Global CEO of a new liner shipping company, Ocean Network Express (ONE), which is headquartered in Singapore, and operations from April 2018.
Mr Nixon has been actively engaged in the container shipping industry for the last thirty years, and has held senior management positions with P&O Nedlloyd, Maersk Line and NYK Line, in Europe, North America and Asia.
From April 2008 he joined the NYK Group as Managing Director of NYK Line Europe Ltd, based in London. In 2010 he transferred to Singapore to become COO of NYK Line’s new Global Liner Management Division, based in Singapore. In 2012 he was promoted to CEO and went on to become a Corporate Officer of the NYK Group. In July 2017 he resigned from NYK to head up Ocean Network Express, which is a new joint venture company founded by the K Line, MOL and NYK Group companies.
“This is the first time that Cool Logistics Asia has been able to attract a key liner executive to this event, which was first launched in Hong Kong four years ago,” Alex von Stempel, Managing Director of Freshwater Logistics Ltd and Cool Logistics Resources Ltd said, who will chair the Cool Logistics Asia conference*.
ONE is now the 6th largest container carrier worldwide following the merger between Japan’s formerly-three largest shipping lines, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line).
Mr Nixon will provide a review of the state of the container shipping industry focusing on current and new challenges including a glimpse of reefer container shipping.
The last three years have seen tremendous changes in container shipping with mergers on an unprecedented scale, takeovers including the spectacular container shipping failure in 2015.of Hanjin Shipping. The key issue Mr Nixon will be expected to address at Cool Logistics Asia is whether the shipping industry will emerge stronger as a result and provide pointers what the fresh produce sector in particular may be able to expect in the future.
There is increasing concern amongst shippers that there may be insufficient reefer box capacity in the market following several years of underinvestment in this particular segment of the container sector.
Mr Nixon will reflect on the effect of external pressures such as rising fuel costs and emission control legislation yet also offer a glimpse of potential game changers such digitization and the adoption of block chain technology and how shippers may benefit from the new processes.
Mr Nixon will be joined on the panel by Gerry Yim, CEO of Hutchison Ports Holdings Trust, Fu Zhaouyu, Deputy General Manager of Dalian Port YDU Colchain and General Manager Airport Ydu Cold Chain, Alfred Cheung, Founder and Director of JC Food Republic and Willem Kokkeel of Innofresh.
About the Organisers
*ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA is organised by Global Produce Events GmbH (GPE). GPE is a joint venture company owned by Messe Berlin GmbH, organiser of FRUIT LOGISTICA, and Fruitnet Media International GmbH.
NB. Cool Logistics Resources Ltd. provides top-quality business intelligence and networking for supply chain, logistics and transport professionals in the international perishables markets. Cool Logistics Resources also organises the annual Cool LogisticsTM Global Conference in Europe connects perishable cargo owners with cold chain logistics and transport professionals from around the world to assess key market trends and operational best practice for the international movement of chilled and frozen cargoes by air, land and sea.
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