RCL founder hands the reins to his son

There’s a generational change of leadership today at Bangkok-listed Regional Container Lines (RCL) with the son of the founder taking the reins.

Twinchok Tanthuwanit has stepped up from his position as senior vice president to become president of RCL, while his father, Sumate Tanthuwanit, who founded the company in 1980, has now become chairman of a newly formed executive committee.

RCL is in a phase of fleet expansion at the moment with a series of newbuild contracts signed recently. Alphaliner lists the company as the 25th largest liner in the world.

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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