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Nigel Pusey to succeed Barry Williams as essDOCS chairman

Alexander Goulandris
Maersk Group


Former AP Moller-Maersk and P&O Nedlloyd executive to assume chairman’s role in support of essDOCS ongoing mission to transform shipping documentation.

VALETTA, MALTA, October 28, 2011: essDOCS, the leading provider of critical electronic shipping documents, is pleased to announce some changes to its main Board.

Nigel Pusey, who joined the essDOCS board in June this year, becomes chairman, succeeding Barry Williams who steps down and joins the essDOCS Advisory Board.

Alex Goulandris, CEO of essDOCS said:

“I would like to thank Barry for his four years as essDOCS chairman, a time in which he has played a vital role in guiding the vision for essDOCS through our initial launch in the energy trades, our expansion into the ARA barge market and most recently the essDOCS launch into the liner sector.”

Barry Williams said:

“The past four years have been a great time for me professionally, being closely involved with a company as innovative and forward-thinking as essDOCS. I am confident that Nigel has all the qualities and experience to lead the essDOCS board during the next phase of its development supported by a strong executive and management team.”

Nigel Pusey said:

“Barry will be a tough act to follow but I’m looking forward to the opportunity that this role presents. During Barry’s chairmanship, essDOCS moved from proven concept to reality and delivery. The next few years will see the company move further forward, becoming the shipping industry standard for eDocs.”

Nigel Pusey was until recently CEO of Container Inland Services, a division of the AP Moller–Maersk Group, probably the most highly regarded company active in the shipping, energy and offshore markets. Previously he has held senior management roles in Maersk Shipping, P&O Nedlloyd and was non-executive Chairman of INTTRA.

essDOCS CargoDocs™ enable forwarders, shippers, carriers, surveyors and agents to replace all paper shipping documents such as the Bill of Lading, Certificates of Quality, Certificates of Quantity, Timesheet, Ullage Report etc with original electronic documents.  These eDocs are originated, reviewed, signed, endorsed and produced back to the carrier online through the essDOCS eDocs Exchange.

CargoDocs have been live since the start of 2010 with oil majors and trading companies including Shell, BP, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, INEOS, Mabanaft, Morgan Stanley and owners including Brostrom Tankers, Teekay Tankers and Hellespont using the solution on shipments from terminals and refineries in the UK and US. Since then, essDOCS has broadened its CargoDocs offering to include a version for the ARA tank barge and jet fuel markets as well as launching a solution tailored to the global liner shipping sector in June 2011.

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