International Transport Forum

2012 Annual Summit / Seamless Transport:Making Connections



Ron Widdows

CEO, Rickmers Holdings, Germany, and World Shipping Council
Chairman, World Shipping Council

Ron Widdows, is the recently appointed CEO of Germany’s Rickmers Holding and Rickmers-Linie shipping group, and will oversee a world-wide network of liner services for the transport of break-bulk, heavy-lift and project cargoes, as well as Rickmers fleet of over 120 vessels and ship management businesses.

Previously Mr. Widdows served as the NOL Group's President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the NOL Board from July 2008 until his retirement in December 2011. Mr Widdows has worked in the shipping industry for more than 40 years, holding senior executive roles in Asia, the United States and Canada.

Mr Widdows is Chairman of the World Shipping Council and past Chairman of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement from 2003 – 2008 and Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement research and discussion groups. He is on the Advisory Boards of the International Transport Forum and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy-Kingspoint.


Thursday, 3 May 2012
11:45 to 13:15