Friday, November 7, 2014

Shipco CEO Named ‘Person of Year’

By Mark Edward Nero

Klaus Jepsen, Group CEO of Shipco Transport, has been named Person of the Year by the New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association and will be honored at the Association’s 98th annual dinner, planned for Feb. 5, 2015 in New York.

Shipco Transport, founded in 1988, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Scan-Group, an international shipping and transportation company, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. It’s one of the world’s leading neutral non-vessel operating common carriers and has more than 70 offices worldwide, including in Seattle, San Francisco and Long Beach, Calif.

In 2007, led by Jepsen, Shipco launched the WorldWide Alliance, an association of the world’s top NVOCCs.

“This is the first time in 98 years that our association has honored one of our own members,” New York/ New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association President Charles Riley said. “NVOCCs are among the leading shipping sectors and in many cases, the largest customers of the ocean carriers. It is time for us to honor the contributions to world trade by the leaders of the forwarding, brokerage and NVO industries and Klaus Jepsen is a credible way to begin.”

Jepsen has been with the Scan-Group since 1975. Shipco Transport - spearheaded by Jepsen - was established in New York in 1988.