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Maersk Names Charles van der Steene President for North America

A.P. Moller - Maersk (Maersk) announced it has appointed Charles van der Steene as the new Regional President for North America, effective February 1, 2024. With the move, van der Steene will join the company’s Executive Leadership Team.A logistics industry veteran, van der Steene joined Maersk in 2011 with deep global experience in commercial leadership, operations and general management. He previously led Maersk’s commercial organization in North America and most recently headed up Maersk’s Global Commercial Excellence and Transformation organization.Narin Phol, who has served in

Steve Schappell (Photo: ACBL)

ACBL Names Schappell SVP of Logistics & Network Operations

will support our ongoing transformation and help improve our mainline network performance."Schappell joined ACBL in July 2021 as Vice President of Supply Chain and Continuous Improvement. Prior to his tenure at ACBL, Schappell held various supply chain and logistics management positions with A.P. Moller-Maersk, including serving as Chief Procurement Officer for Maersk Drilling. Additionally, he served as an Infantry and Quartermaster officer during an 11-year career in the U.S. Army

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Maersk to Cut at Least 10,000 Jobs as Shipping Boom Unravels

Shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk reported a steep drop in third-quarter profit and revenue on Friday and said it would cut at least 10,000 jobs in the face of overcapacity, rising costs, and weaker prices.Maersk, which controls about one-sixth of global container trade, transporting goods for a host of major retailers and consumer goods companies such as Walmart and Nike, flagged a steeper downturn in demand than analysts and investors had expected."Our industry is facing a new normal with subdued demand, prices back in line with historical levels and inflationary pressure on our cost base

Mattias Hellstrom (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer Promotes Hellstrom to Chief Commercial Officer

A.P. Moller-Maersk's towage arm Svitzer announced it has appointed Mattias Hellstrom as its new global chief commercial officer (CCO), effective from October 1.Hellstrom makes the move to Svitzer’s global business after three years as CCO of Svitzer Europe, and replaces outgoing Global CCO Videlina Georgieva, who was recently appointed managing director of Svitzer Australia.Prior to his role as CCO of Svitzer Europe, Hellstrom was managing director of Svitzer Scandinavia for nearly seven years. He has also held management roles at Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and A.P. Moller –

Costamare Names Peter Lund Chief Commercial Officer

Shipowner Costamare has appointed Peter Lund as Chief Commercial Officer. He is expected to take up his position with Costamare in October 2023.Lund is currently Vice President, Head of Chartering of A.P. Moller-Maersk in Copenhagen, and has worked for a total of 24 years in the A.P. Moller group of companies in different geographic locations.Konstantinos Konstantakopoulos, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Costamare, said, “We are very pleased to welcome back Mr. Lund as the new Chief Commercial Officer of our company. His broad international shipping background and detailed knowledge of

Tina Revsbech (Photo: Maersk Tankers)

Maersk Tankers Names Revsbech CEO

, pool partners, and society during these uncertain times."Uggla continued, "On behalf of Maersk Tankers, I sincerely thank Christian for his many contributions to the company over the last twenty-five years. As CEO, Christian spear-headed the separation of the tanker activities from A.P. Moller - Maersk in 2017, restructured the business and developed new activities such as ZeroNorth. I am excited to see Christian become CEO of Maersk Supply Service and look forward to following him in his new role."

Ivan Spanjic (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer Appoints New Global Head of Green Ports

A.P. Moller-Maersk's towage arm Svitzer announced Svitzer Australia Chief Commercial Officer Ivan Spanjic has been appointed as Global Head of Green Ports.Svitzer CEO Kasper Nilaus believes Spanjic’s role will be central to helping Svitzer’s customers better adjust their assets and operations to become more sustainable. “Ports and partners across the marine supply chain have long recognized the importance of growing sustainably and responsibly, contributing positively to the communities in which they operate,” Nilaus said. “Svitzer welcomes the opportunity to work

Palle Laursen (Photo: Royal Caribbean Group)

Royal Caribbean Names Laursen EVP, Head of Marine

a recognized leader in the maritime industry. With more than 25 years of experience, his direct technical and operational knowledge will serve our company well, especially as we continually work to decarbonize our business.”Most recently, Laursen served as chief fleet and technical officer at A.P. Moller – Maersk and was responsible for its entire fleet of more than 750 container vessels, 400 chartered vessels and 350 owned vessels as well as chartering, technical management, crew management, safety and compliance, newbuilding activities and engineering services. He also led Maersk’s

Vincent Clerc, CEO of A.P. Moller - Maersk (Photo: A.P. Moller - Maersk)

Maersk Announces New Executive Leadership Team

Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller - Maersk on Tuesday announced a new organizational structure and a new executive leadership team.The changes are effective February 1, 2023 and follow the appointment of Vincent Clerc as CEO of A.P. Moller - Maersk effective January 1, 2023."The business has executed well during the past years, and we have a highly engaged and competent global team ready for the next miles of our transformation, Clerc said. "We face a challenging global economic outlook, a softening market and at the same time our customers are looking to radically improve their supply

Uffe Ostergaard (Photo: Carrix)

Carrix Names Uffe Ostergaard CEO

Chief Executive Officer, Knud Stubkjaer, is retiring as had been planned after more than 45 years in the logistics and transportation industry.Ostergaard has 30 years of experience in international shipping, cargo logistics and transportation. The first 20 years of his career were spent working for A.P. Moller-Maersk, including serving in senior leadership roles in strategy and marketing. Subsequently, Ostergaard joined United Arab Shipping Company (USAC) in Dubai as Chief Commercial Officer and, more recently, Hapag-Lloyd AG, where he served five years based in the U.S.as its president in North America

Kasper Karlsen and Deniz Kirdar True (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer Promotes Two Senior Leaders

Svitzer, the towage arm of Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, announced two senior leadership appointments: Kasper Karlsen as Global Chief Operating Officer and Deniz Kirdar True as Managing Director in the AMEA region.Karlsen has held different leadership positions in the A.P. Moller-Maersk group over the last 15 years and has been with Svitzer since 2020, holding the role of regional COO in Europe and standing in as UK Managing Director following the merger of the UK North and South clusters in June 2022. He will begin his new role as global COO from December 1, 2022.True has worked in

From left: Sabrina Weymiens and Charlotte Guillaumie (Photos: A.P. Moller-Maersk)

Maersk's Svitzer, APM Terminals Hire 'Transformation' Executives

Danish shipping and logistics giant A.P. Moller-Maersk has appointed a pair of executives to lead transformation at its towage and terminals subsidiaries.Sabrina Weymiens has been named Head of Transformation at towage provider Svitzer, and Charlotte Guillaumie has been named Head of Strategy and Transformation at port operating company APM Terminals.Kasper Nilaus, CEO at Svitzer said, “We are delighted that Sabrina has accepted this new role and will help secure steady progress on our transformation roadmap. The marine services industry is facing significant challenges and the transformation

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TOTE Group Announces Leadership Changes

industry, including Yusen Logistics, the Maersk Group of companies, and APL Group.Kevin D. Kendrick (Photo: TOTE)Kendrick joined the TOTE organization in 2012 as the chief commercial officer. He brings 30+ years’ experience in transportation and logistics industry. He began his career in A.P. Moller-Maersk Group’s management training program where advanced in sales and general management before moving to the logistics side of the business. Kendrick ultimately became vice president where he was responsible for the Southeast and Gulf States, as well as operational execution and commercial

Mohit Bhatia (Photo: A.P. Moller - Maersk)

Bhatia Named Head of Maersk Global Service Centers

Shipping and logistics giant A.P. Moller - Maersk has appointed Mohit Bhatia as Senior Vice President and Head of Maersk Global Service Centers (GSC), effective August 1, 2021. Mohit previously held the position of Joint Managing Director, Maersk GSC, with responsibility for Finance before taking over the overall leadership including commercial and operations functions.  An industry stalwart, Bhatia brings strong expertise of over 30 years in transforming and managing large companies across IT, banking and food & snacking sectors. Bhatia is an accomplished Chartered Accountant and finance

Poul Hestbaek (Photo: Hamburg Süd)

Hestbaek Takes the Helm at Hamburg Süd

1999 as the head of its legal department and became the director of the tramp shipping subsidiary Rudolf A. Oetker KG in 2006. He has been a member of Hamburg Süd’s Management Board since 2009 and the company’s CEO since late 2017.Hamburg Süd, acquired by Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk in 2017, said the leadership change will take place by end of the first quarter 2021.“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Arnt Vespermann for his dedication and leadership. Arnt has played an instrumental role in ensuring the very successful integration of Hamburg Süd

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Over 300 Companies Sign 'Neptune Declaration' to Ease Crew Change Crisis

, ship crews are still struggling to swap over with colleagues on land.Shipping industry officials say many sailors are at breaking point and many have been at sea for longer than an 11-month limit laid out in a maritime labor convention.The companies, which include shipping groups such as A.P. Moller Maersk, miners Anglo American and Rio Tinto, oil majors BP and Royal Dutch Shell as well as trading companies Cargill, Trafigura and Vitol, will boost information sharing as signatories of the “Neptune Declaration” initiative.“All of us have a duty of care to seafarers,” said

Rutger Thulin, Managing Director for Terminal Towage Cluster, Svitzer Americas (image source: Svitzer)

Thulin Tapped to Drive Svitzer's Americas Ops Growth

With increasing opportunities in the terminal towage sector of the Americas region, Svitzer pursues these opportunities. To support this growth in selected countries and ports, Svitzer appointed Rutger Thulin as its new Managing Director for the Terminal Towage Cluster in Americas, spanning Svitzer's operations in Canada, Peru, Costa Rica, Statia, and the Bahamas.Thulin has been with Svitzer for seven years, and for the past four years, he has been Managing Director for Svitzer Brazil. He previously worked for 14 years with A.P. Moller-Maersk Group.

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