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Wilbur Ross tapped to be Trump’s commerce secretary

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that one of shipping’s most significant investors will join the Donald Trump administration next year.

Wilbur Ross, 78, the kingpin of private equity’s march into shipping over the past five years, is being touted as the next commerce secretary when Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the US in January.

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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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