SHIPPING Australia has appointed Clint Evans as its new director.

Mr Evans is also the Oceania managing director for Hapag-Lloyd. In his role he has been involved in implementing the company’s expansion of service offerings throughout the region.

Over the past 26 years, Mr Evans has gained experience in many aspects of shipping, including agency, freight forwarding, supply chain and liner shipping. He has worked in many locales, including in South Africa, the Middle East, India and in Australia. Mr Evans started his career in shipping in 1995 when he joined the shipping agency John T. Rennie & Sons as a trainee.

Mr Evans is also an experienced director, having serves as the chairman of the Association of Ship Brokers and Agents of South Africa (Richards Bay) and as a director of several companies such as Inchcape Shipping Services (Bahrain), Inchcape Shipping Services (Qatar), United Arab Shipping Agency Company (India) and Hapag-Lloyd (Australia).

Commenting on his new appointment, Mr Evans said being appointed to the Shipping Australia board is an honour and privilege.

“SAL is an extremely well-respected shipping industry body that continues to effectively address industry challenges while also promoting the interests of ship owners, shipping lines and shipping agents in Australia,” he said.

“In my role, I would like to actively support the SAL chairman and directors in developing industry improvements and policy enhancements. I would also like to support and drive initiatives aimed at further enhancing overall shipping related capabilities to meet Australia’s future trade and logistics challenges.”

Shipping Australia chairman Scott Henderson said, “On behalf of Shipping Australia, I welcome Clint to the board. He is very highly qualified with years of experience in many different sectors of the maritime industry. He will be able to further the interests of the industry and he is a great addition to the board.”