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HMM appoints new boss

South Korean flagship carrier HMM has appointed a new leader from outside the organisation. Jae-hoon Bae, who previously worked with local supply chain firm Pantos Logistics, steps in to become president and CEO at HMM taking over from CK Yoo. 

Yoo, who had originally been slated to keep the post through to 2021, resigned last month.

An HMM official cited Bae’s sales track record and global management capabilities as reasons for his selection.

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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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