Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company, has announced the appointment of Omar Shamsie as its new president of Maersk Line in North America, a position he will take up on 1 December 2017.
Shamsie's most recent position was president of Maersk Line Latin America & the Caribbean, and before that president of Maersk Line Canada.
In 2018, he will continue developing reliable end-to-end container shipping solutions and supply chain services brought by the integration and synergies of the AP Moller-Maersk Transport & Logistics Company.
Specific to Maersk Line, the ocean carrier arm of the transport & logistics division, Shamsie's focus will be in accelerating the digital transformation and new innovative technology that can reduce customers’ freight management complexity and add greater efficiency to improve the customer experience.
“I joined Maersk 28 years ago because I wanted to be part of a company that enables global opportunities through trade while making the world more connected and accessible for all,” said Shamsie. “I’m honored and excited to take on this new position in a region that contributes to almost one-third of global trade, with a robust key client portfolio and limitless trade opportunities.
“I’ve had the opportunity to watch Omar develop as a leader at Maersk over the years and I am convinced there is no better person to lead our North America team,” said Vincent Clerc, CCO Maersk Line. “I’m confident Omar will deliver the same remarkable ability to connect people, a vision and ideas to drive our strategy and customer focus in the region.”