Jeremy Nixon is the global chief executive of the new liner shipping company Ocean Network Express (ONE), which is headquartered in Singapore and commenced full operations in 2018.
Nixon’s career began at sea as a navigating officer, followed by a B.S. (Hons) in maritime commerce at Cardiff University, United Kingdom, and four years at the Port of Felixstowe. In 1990, he completed an MBA at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. For the last 30 years, Nixon has been actively engaged in the container shipping industry, holding senior management positions with P&O Nedlloyd, Maersk Line, and NYK Line in Europe, North America, and Asia. In April 2008, he joined the NYK Group as managing director of NYK Line Europe, based in London. He transferred to Singapore in 2010 to become a chief operating officer of NYK Line’s new global liner management division. In 2012, Nixon was promoted to chief executive officer and went on to become a corporate officer of the NYK Group. Nixon resigned from NYK in 2017 to lead Ocean Network Express, a joint venture company founded by the “K” Line, MOL, NYK Group companies.
The marine container network faced exceptional challenges in 2020, and recovering will last well into 2021. From a carrier perspective, there was no downtime in the second half of 2020 to recover as operations, berth occupancy, and terminal utilization in Asia and North America reached record levels. The introduction of extra loaders exacerbated the situation. Weather, including elevated wave heights and numerous storm systems created further delays, as did COVID-related diversions to crew change locations and COVID testing of crews. Ocean Network Express CEO Jeremy Nixon will explain why carriers expect the industry's marine network to face continuing challenges in the first quarter of 2021, and potentially beyond.