Y.M. Kim, Hanjin CEO and Chairman of Transpacific Stabilization Agreement, to Speak at the JOC Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference

Jan 20, 2010, 10:20 ET from The Journal of Commerce

NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Y.M. Kim, the president and CEO of Hanjin Shipping and incoming chairman of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement, will speak at the 10th annual Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference in Long Beach, Calif. on March 1-2, 2010.

In his speech at TPM, to take place on Monday, March 1, Mr. Kim will address the trans-Pacific Market from the point of view of the TSA, a discussion forum of 15 major container shipping lines serving the trade from Asia to North America.

TPM is the largest container shipping and logistics event in North America and one of the largest in the world. Timed to coincide with annual service contract negotiations, the TPM is a must-attend annual gathering for shippers, carriers, 3PLs, ports, terminals, railroads, industrial real estate and other players in the trans-Pacific market.

Mr. Kim was named chief operating officer of Hanjin Shipping in 2004 and CEO in late 2008. Among his accomplishments at Hanjin was the introduction of Process Innovation throughout the company, which has improved work process, organization, management systems and regulations. Hanjin, based in Seoul, South Korea, is the ninth-largest container line in the world, with 433,000 TEUs in deployed capacity, according to Alphaliner.

Mr. Kim first joined Hanjin in 2001 as CEO of Total Terminals International (TTI), Hanjin's terminal operator in the U.S. market. Prior to joining Hanjin, he worked for Citibank for two decades in a number of locations including Seoul, Hong Kong, Bangkok and New York. He has recently taken over the chairmanship of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement from Ron Widdows, CEO of NOL, who has held the post for the past three years.

To learn more about TPM and to register, call +1-562-436-3661 or visit www.joc.com/TPM. Early registration discount ends February 1, 2010.

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SOURCE The Journal of Commerce