Rickmers CEO Joins Annual International Maritime Hall of Fame

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Monday, May 13, 2013
Ronald D Widdows

Ron Widdows, CEO of Rickmers Group and Rickmers-Linie, was inducted into the Annual International Maritime Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the global maritime industry.

He was one of only six people awarded the honor in a ceremony in New York on May 8, 2013 at a dinner attended by 400 maritime industry colleagues. Other inductees included Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller, Chairman, A.P. Møller-Maersk (posthumous award) and Michael Bloomberg, the Mayor of New York City.

The Board of the Maritime Association of the Port of New York & New Jersey created the Awards, now in their 20th year, “to honor those maritime visionaries who, through excellence in their company, organization or services, best exemplify the qualities of futuristic thinking that will guide our industry in the 21st Century”.

Mr. Widdows, who joined Rickmers in February 2012, is a former CEO of NOL/APL and has more than 40 years of experience in the shipping industry. He is currently the Chairman of the World Shipping Council, which is based in Washington DC, and is on the Advisory Boards of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. and the International Transport Forum, based in Europe. He is a past Chairman of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement.

At the presentation, Peter Tirschwell, Senior Vice President of Strategy at the Journal of Commerce, highlighted how Mr. Widdows had dedicated his career to some of the most important issues in container shipping, including the need for heightened focus on transportation infrastructure. He also commended Mr. Widdows‘leadership in efforts to improve carrier/shipper relationships and in advancing the industry‘s environmental agenda.

Mr. Widdows said, “I am truly honored to be selected for this prestigious award and am delighted to accept. It has been a privilege to be involved in such an interesting and dynamic industry and to work with so many fine colleagues over the years.”

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