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James I. Newsome III

Senior Vice President, Southern Area, Hapag-Lloyd (America) Inc.

Jim Newsome is Senior Vice President of the Southern Area of Hapag-Lloyd (America) Inc. Based in Atlanta, Georgia he is responsible for marketing, sales, operations and finance for the Southern United States.

Prior to joining Hapag-Lloyd in 1997, Mr. Newsome was with Nedlloyd Lines from 1987 to 1997. He was Executive Vice President of the Americas for Nedlloyd Lines and President of Nedlloyd Lines (USA) Corporation based in Atlanta. In this capacity, he was the first non-Dutch member of the executive committee of Nedlloyd Lines and was responsible for North and Latin America and the Transatlantic trade. He held other senior management positions within that company.

Prior to Nedlloyd, Mr. Newsome spent ten years with Strachan Shipping Company, where he was President of their Hoegh Lines Agencies subsidiary in Jersey City, NJ, prior to his departure. He held other positions in Houston, Texas and New York City, with that company.

Mr. Newsome received a BS in Transportation and Logistics in 1976 and an MBA in Transportation and Logistics in 1977 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Mr. Newsome is a native of Savannah, Georgia and has a lifelong association with the port. His father, James I. Newsome, Jr., was GPA Director of Operations from 1954 to 1977.

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