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APM Terminals announces Americas organization 

Regional structure aims to better serve customers and accelerate way of working operating model.

Panama City, Panama and Charlotte, North Carolina – In line with the company’s Safer, Better, Bigger growth strategy, APM Terminals has announced a new regional structure to serve customers.

To accelerate customer growth, improve speed of decision-making, operational execution and agility across geographical regions, APM Terminals is integrating five global regions into three regions. This was the outcome of a commercial study that analyzed the structure and requirements of global and regional customer networks and how to better serve their future needs for vessel schedule changes, berth windows, terminal yard needs, truck gates, inland transportation flows, empty equipment flows and business continuity plans.  Equally important, the pandemic has clearly shown customers want to be able to tap market revenue opportunities faster and address changes in markets with equal ease – as consumer buying patterns fluctuate. 

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

By combining the full Americas scope across North America and South America, APM Terminals will be better able to serve both East/West trades, North/South trades and landside supply chains in a more holistic, effective manner.

Leo Huisman, the current APM Terminals Latin America Regional Managing Director for the past three years based in Panama has been appointed Regional Managing Director of APM Terminals Americas. Leo has also served as Regional Managing Director of APM Terminals Europe and brings extensive liner industry experience to the role. “We want to continuously improve our way of working for customers and this more integrated approach to our Americas regional structure commercially, operationally and sustainably enables us to get into a higher gear for customer performance and our ESG goals,” added Mr. Huisman.

Jeremy Ford, APM Terminals North America’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) has been appointed CCO of the Americas, based in Charlotte, North Carolina. “Our goal is to create more opportunities for customers across our Americas container terminals so that liner operators can optimize schedule rotations, vessel utilizations, equipment flows and supply chain velocity. This new Americas structure enables us to accelerate decision-making and response times to customers,” commented Mr. Ford.  Jeremy brings terminal operations experience gained from postings in The Hague, Netherlands (covering West Africa ports) and in U.S. locations in Los Angeles, California; Elizabeth, New Jersey and commercial postings in Portsmouth, Virginia and Charlotte, North Carolina.  Supporting him in Latin America is Alberto Hoyos based in APM Terminals Panama City, Panama. 

In the Americas, APM Terminals operates in 15 terminals and 7 inland services sites in 11 countries. 

Media contacts:

Tom Boyd, Media Relations Manager

APM Terminals Americas, Charlotte, North Carolina

+1 704 430 3442  [email protected]  

Monica Martinez, Media Relations Manager

APM Terminals Americas, Panama City, Panama

+507 6330 2819  [email protected]

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