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Monday, December 16, 2019

Maersk Group News

North Carolina Ports Hires Chief Information Officer

delivery organization; consolidated several regional operations in to a “Shipment Management Center” located in Atlanta, Georgia; and achieved 50% peak volume increases and record net freight values in under 24 months. In addition to his tenure at MOL, Corcoran spent nearly 20 years with Maersk Group serving in a variety of roles including process engineering, systems development and management

Rasmus Nord Jørgensen. Photo: BIMCO

BIMCO Appoints Head of Communications

; "BIMCO’s staff are leading industry subject experts on all aspects of the maritime sector, we want to share their industry analysis and perspectives and engage better with a wider audience. Rasmus brings a lot of specialist experience and knows the maritime world well from his time with Maersk Group, we look forward to welcoming him to the team."   Rasmus Nord Jørgensen is an experienced international maritime communications professional.   He has a BA in Journalism from the Danish School of Journalism and was part of the global communications team at A.P Moller-Maersk

Daniel Vargas (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Names Vargas VP, Business Development

South Florida, will report to Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager, international liner services.    Vargas has more than a quarter century of sales and marketing experience. Prior to joining Crowley, he led Canada and Eastern U.S. sales efforts at SeaLand, part of the Maersk Group. He also oversaw supply chain strategies and helped direct sales at Maersk and its subsidiary Safmarine (Maersk Group) from 1995 to 2007. Vargas previously served as vice president of sales and marketing at SeaFreight Agencies, successfully launching ocean cargo service offerings in the U.S.,

Steen S. Karstensen (Photo: Maersk)

Maersk Supply Service Names Karstensen CEO

offshore services arm, Maersk Supply Service, with effect from October 24.   Karstensen comes from a position as Chief Procurement Officer and takes over from Jørn Madsen, who was recently appointed CEO of Maersk Drilling, effective November 7.   Karstensen joined the Maersk Group in 1986 and has had led a 30-year-career with the company in procurement, logistics, supply chain, in-house consultancy and other cross-functional areas. His previous role in Group Procurement included overseeing Maersk Maritime Technology, Maersk Oil Trading and Maersk Management Consulting.  

Klaus Rud Sejling (Photo: Maersk)

Management Changes in Damco

West Trades in 2014.   Klaus Rud Sejling’s replacement as Head of East West Trades in Maersk Line will be announced at a later stage.   Hanne B. Sørensen, current CEO of Damco since January 2014 and former CEO for Maersk Tankers from 2012 to 2014, has decided to leave the Maersk Group as of October 14, 2016 to explore new opportunities. Sørensen started her career at Maersk in 1994 when she joined as an economist. Between 1997 and 2002, she held various CFO positions for Maersk Line in India, Italy and Singapore. From 2002 to 2006 she was Global Program Director for

Soren Skou (Photo: Maersk)

Skou Replaces Andersen as Maersk CEO

company A. P. Moller-Maersk has appointed Soren Skou, head of its container shipping unit Maersk Line, as new chief executive for the group replacing Nils Smedegaard Andersen who has been in the job since 2007. Soren Skou will remain as CEO of Maersk Line in addition to his position as CEO for the Maersk Group. Andersen will leave the group, Maersk said in a statement. "The Board of Directors has tasked the new management to investigate the strategic and structural options to further increase agility and synergies," it said. Reporting by Teis Jense

Henriette Thygesen (Photo: Maersk Group)

Thygesen Named CEO of Svitzer

Henriette H. Thygesen, currently Damco CEO for the Americas, has been appointed CEO of Svitzer with effect from September 1.   Thygesen, who joined Maersk Group in 1994, has been with the group for 22 years, of which the last nine with Damco. She has previously worked for Maersk Tankers and Maersk Oil and prior to her current role, she was VP and CEO for Damco in North Asia, based in Hong Kong.   She holds a Master of Science, a PhD in Applied Mathematics, and an Executive MBA from Columbia University, New York and London Business School.   Svitzer’s current CEO, Robert M.

Maersk Line Names Hahnemann Chief HR Officer

for Strategic Programs at Mars Inc. will join Maersk Line as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and be part of the management board of Maersk Line.   Maersk Line’s current Chief Human Resources Officer, Michael Chivers, resigned in January 2016 to explore opportunities outside of the Maersk Group. He will leave by the end of May 2016.   As of August 1, 2016, Maersk Line’s management board will consist of Søren Skou, Chief Executive Officer; Vincent Clerc, Chief Commercial Officer; Pierre Danet, Chief Financial Officer; Ulf Hahnemann, Chief Human Resources Officer; Jakob

Svitzer Names Manager for Middle East & Africa

As of February 1, Mohammed Ahmed is appointed new Regional Manager of Svitzer Middle East & Africa, including the Indian subcontinent and Sri Lanka.   Ahmed has been with the Maersk Group for 11 years, most recently working as Maersk Line Cluster Manager of Africa Horn Cluster in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Prior to this, Mohammed has worked in various commercial roles in East and West Africa, United Arab Emirates as well as in the United Kingdom.   Ahmed is tasked to further accelerate growth of the Svitzer MEA region and will replace Torsten Pedersen, who has been instrumental in

South Carolina Container Volume Up 7%

," said SCPA president and CEO Jim Newsome. "As expected, the slowing of our year-over-year volumes reflect the strong comparisons against FY2015 performance and an overall tepid group of emerging market economies."   SVP External Affairs Announced SCPA also announced former Maersk Group executive Clint Eisenhauer will join its leadership team as Senior Vice President of External Affairs. He will oversee SCPA's public and media relations, government affairs, community outreach and education program. Eisenhauer was previously Vice President of Government Relations for Maersk, with

Zambelli appointed CCO, Maersk Drilling

Director for Subsea Operations at Transocean, will take up the role as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) in Maersk Drilling. She will start 1 June 2015 reporting directly to CEO Claus V. Hemmingsen. Ana Zambelli will assume the position as CCO after Martin Fruergaard, who after 25 years in the Maersk Group, six of them as CCO for Maersk Drilling, will leave Maersk Drilling. “Martin has for more than 25 years served the Maersk Group in various positions, the last six years as CCO of Maersk Drilling, where he has been instrumental in our growth and has provided for increased customer relations

Durkin Appointed COO of Maersk Drilling

will have an even stronger foundation for partnering and working together with our customers in order to increase overall efficiencies and to bring down costs in the drilling operation and well completion,” says Claus V. Hemmingsen, CEO in Maersk Drilling and member of the Executive Board in the Maersk Group. Angela Durkin will assume the position as COO after Jørn Madsen, who will take up the position as CEO for Maersk Supply Service. “Jørn has served Maersk Drilling for almost 25 years and has most recently been instrumental in the growth strategy and operational excellence

Pic by Rickmers Maritime

New CEO for Rickmers Maritime

Singapore-listed Rickmers Maritime Trust (RTM) will have a new ceo at the helm in June this year. Its CEO Thomas Preben Hansen has resigned from his post.  Soren Andersen, a shipping executive with 17 years of experience at AP Moller-Maersk Group and American President Lines, will take over the helm.   Hansen has held the role of ceo at RTM since its listing on the Singapore Exchange in May 2007.    Andersen is currently head of global network and alliance, following a 15 years at AP Moller – Maersk.   Andersen started his career with AP Moller-Maersk in Denmark

Kristian Kent Hughes (Photo courtesy of Bunker Holding)

Bunker Holding Hires Hughes in Group Operations

in London and the U.S. Kristian brings experience from among others The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he worked as a management consultant mainly within shipping. Among his duties were analyses, project management, strategy, optimisation and implementation. At Maersk In-house Consulting at Maersk Group, he worked in several of the group’s business units within strategy, planning, analyses and change management. His latest employment as Global Alliance Manager with OW Bunker & Trading included the responsibility for establishing partnerships with physical suppliers in strategically

Maersk Drilling CEO, Claus V. Hemmingsen & the 7 newly graduated MITAS trainees

2,545 Candidates Vie for 11 Positions at Maersk Drilling

opportunities. I have no doubt that the knowledge and innovative ideas that are generated through the MITAS program will help Maersk Drilling to continue to push the boundaries within offshore drilling,” said Claus V. Hemmingsen, CEO of Maersk Drilling and member of the Executive Board of the Maersk Group. This year’s 11 new MITAS engineers, which is the highest intake ever in Maersk Drilling, have already been selected, and they are ready to start their rotations on September 1, although the first engineer of the 2014 batch got a head start and started on November 1, 2013. With the

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