Maersk Line appoints new president in North America
Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company, announces the appointment of Omar Shamsie as the new president of Maersk Line in North America effective December 1st, 2017. His most recent position was president of Maersk Line Latin America & the Caribbean and before that president of Maersk Line Canada. Mr. Shamsie’s rich background also includes director and vice president positions throughout the globe with Maersk.
In 2018, Omar will continue developing reliable end-to-end container shipping solutions and supply chain services brought by the integration and synergies of the A.P. Moller - Maersk Transport & Logistics Company. Specific to Maersk Line, the ocean carrier arm of the transport & logistics division, Omar’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.
Michael White, former President of Maersk Line North America, stepped down as President of Maersk Line North American in October, and takes on a newly created role as Head of Global Trade Digitization for A.P. Moller - Maersk Transport & Logistics.
About Maersk Line
Maersk Line is the world’s largest container shipping company, known for reliable, flexible and eco-efficient services. Part of A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Maersk Line operates 630 container vessels providing ocean transportation to all corners of the world.
Every day, 7,600 Maersk Line seafarers and 22,400 land-based employees at 306 offices in 114 countries share their expertise with customers around the world to optimize their supply chains, maximize their distribution networks and most of all realize their business potential.
The Maersk Line’s North American headquarters are located in Florham Park, New Jersey.