Singapore: APL, the shipping unit of Singapore's NOL Group, has announced a raft of changes to its leadership structure under president, Kennth Glenn.
The new setup will move APL from a geographically-organized structure to a functional one, in the areas of trade, commercial, operations, procurement and planning & strategy.
Explaining the move, Glenn said: “We recognize there is a need for APL to respond more quickly to the market and to our customers. We are pushing ahead with our strategy to sharpen our competitive edge through cost efficiency and organizational agility while building on our strong reputation for service quality.
“APL has significantly improved its cost position through operational efficiencies, as well as the continuing introduction of large fuel-efficient ships and the return of expensive chartered tonnage. We want to now take our speed of decision-making, market responsiveness and cost management to the next level by adopting a function-led management approach.”
The new team will be in place from February and includes Peter Jongepier in the role of chief commercial officer, Calvin Leong as chief trade officer and Nathaniel Seeds in the role of chief operations officer. [09/01/14]