Eastern Pacific targets technology and environment with new hires

Eastern Pacific targets technology and environment with new hires

Idan Ofer’s Eastern Pacific Shipping has expanded its management team in Singapore with the hire of a chief innovation officer, technical director and gas fleet manager.

Claus Nehmzow joins as chief innovation officer, responsible for all technology-related strategies including the EPS Accelerator, launched with Techstars in February. Manoj Suri joins from Seaspan as technical director, responsible for the technical management of the fleet. Chetan Sood returns to Eastern Pacific as gas fleet manager, overseeing the company’s gas fleet.

Cyril Ducau, CEO of Eastern Pacific Shipping, commented: “On many levels, the shipping industry is now at a crossroad with external forces disrupting our traditional model. Beyond managing the increasing size of our fleet, we want EPS to be at the forefront in the areas of technology and decarbonisation.”

Nehmzow starts with Eastern Pacific this month, while Suri and Sood start their new roles in December.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.

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