International Transport Forum - 2014 annual summit Transport for a Changing World | 21-23 may 2014 - Leipsig, Germany | France presidency
Ronald Widdows
World Shipping Council
New trade patterns: The implications for maritime transport
16:45 - 18:15Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Do mega-ships need mega-ports?
12:45 - 14:15Friday, 29 May 2015

Ronald Widdows has served as Chairman of the World Shippping Council since 2008. His 40-plus year career has been primarily in the container shipping sector with responsibilities that included; global container shipping, end-to-end supply chain management, marine terminal operations, international and domestic intermodal rail operations, and alliance/consortium agreement management. He is the Principal of Ronald Dean Widdows and Associates Pte Ltd. which provides consulting and advisory services covering the maritime industry with particular focus on liner shipping and related businesses. Widdows is the former Group President and CEO of Neptune Orient Lines, the parent of APL. He also held the position of CEO, Rickmers Holding from 2012 to 2014. He is a former Chairman of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement – a research and discussion group of major container shipping lines offering ocean and inland transportation, logistics and supply chain services from Asia to the US.