Tim Ponath takes over from his father at NSB

Tim Ponath takes over from his father at NSB

Tim Ponath will take over from his father, Helmut, as the CEO of German shipping company Reederei NSB from the start of next month.

In 1985 NSB Niederelbe Schiffahrtsgesellschaft & Co KG obtained its independence. Helmut Ponath led the company from originally two ships to become one of the largest German shipmanagers until it hit hard times, like many others in German shipping, earlier this decade. In 2015 he started the restructuring of the company and the brand NSB Group was established. At the same time it opened up maritime service branches overseas in Sri Lanka, China and lastly in Indonesia.

The upcoming management changes also see NSB veterans Markus Thewes and Dirk Kleinekampmann appointed as chief commercial officer (CCO) and chief financial officer (CFO) respectively.

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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