Ports America Group (Ports America) recently announced the appointment of Claus Michael Svendsen to the position of Chief Process Officer.
Svendsen, who joins Ports America as of May 1st, will report directly to President and CEO Michael Hassing and be responsible for activities and actions currently under the Program Office as well as defining, structuring, and further optimizing Ports America’s processes.
President/CEO Hassing said Svendsen’s appointment will further strengthen Ports America’s position in the marketplace through improved process performance, efficiency and enhanced focus towards customer experience and business growth.
Svendsen has more than 10 years of experience in the maritime industry. He has held various functional, operational, organizational restructuring and commercial leadership roles throughout Europe and Asia within Scandlines and A.P.Møller – Maersk, most recently as Scandlines CPO, Group senior vice president, where he was responsible for the turn-around of the company through Change Management Projects and restructuring of the organization and processes.
Ports America, headquartered in Iselin, N.J., is the largest independent marine terminal operator in North America, providing terminal management and a full suite of stevedoring and related services. Ports America, including its predecessor companies, has more than 85 years of experience operating American seaports. Its current business includes more than 80 terminals in 42 ports in North America, handling containers, roll on/roll off cargo, general cargo and cruise line passengers. As one of the largest employers of maritime labor in North America, Ports America employs more than 12,000 people each day at its operations, including full-time equivalent employees. For further information on Ports America, please visit its Web site: www.portsamerica.com <http://www.portsamerica.com/> .