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APM Terminals announces organization for the Americas

The regional structure aims to better serve customers and accelerate the way the operating model works.
In line with the company’s Safer, Better, Bigger growth strategy, APM Terminals announced a new regional structure to serve customers.

To accelerate customer growth, improve decision-making speed, operational execution and agility across all geographies, APM Terminals integrates five global regions into three regions. It is the result of a business study that analyzed the structure and requirements of global and regional customer networks and how best to meet their future needs for changes in ship schedules, berth windows, needs of terminals, truck doors, interior transport flows, empty equipment flows. and business continuity plans. Equally important, the pandemic has made it clear that customers want to be able to exploit market revenue opportunities faster and navigate changing markets with equal ease – as consumer buying habits fluctuate.

The new regions will be Americas, Africa/Europe, and Asia-Pacific starting July 12.

By combining the full reach of the Americas across North and South America, APM Terminals will be better able to serve East/West trade, North/South trade and land supply chains from one more holistic and effective way.

Leo Huisman, the current Regional General Manager of APM Terminals Latin America for three years based in Panama, has been appointed Regional General Manager of APM Terminals Americas. Leo also served as Regional General Manager of APM Terminals Europe and brings to this position extensive experience in the shipping industry. “We want to continuously improve the way we work for our clients and this more integrated approach to our Americas regional structure commercially, operationally and sustainably allows us to step up a gear for client performance and our ESG objectives,” said added Mr. Huisman.

Jeremy Ford, chief commercial officer (CCO) of APM Terminals North America, has been named CCO of the Americas, based in Charlotte, North Carolina. “Our goal is to create more opportunities for customers at our container terminals in the Americas so that line operators can optimize schedule rotations, vessel utilization, equipment flows and line speed. supply. This new Americas structure enables us to accelerate decision-making and customer response times,” commented Mr. Ford. Jeremy brings terminal operations experience from roles in The Hague, Netherlands (covering West African ports) and US locations in Los Angeles, CA; Elizabeth, New Jersey and business assignments in Portsmouth, Virginia and Charlotte, North Carolina. Alberto Hoyos, based at APM Terminals Panama City, Panama, supports him in Latin America.

In the Americas, APM Terminals operates in 15 terminals and 7 domestic service locations in 11 countries.
Source: APM Terminals