Maersk Container Industry appoints new CEO

Maersk Container Industry has appointed Sean Fitzgerald as chief executive officer effective January 1, 2018.

Maersk Container Industry is part of Maersk’s transport and logistics division, developing and manufacturing both dry and refrigerated containers.

Fitzgerald moves from his role of president at Joy Global China, part of the Japanese manufacturing company Komatsu Mining, and has previously held numerous executive positions at General Electric.

Fitzgerald will be responsible for the strategic direction and the entire operations of the company’s three container manufacturing plants in Chile and China as well as its R&D centre in Denmark.

“We are very pleased to welcome Sean S. Fitzgerald to lead Maersk Container Industry in its next level of development. Having returned to profitability after some tough years, the company is facing a number of opportunities, but also many challenges in an industry more competitive than ever,” says Soren Toft, chairman of the Maersk Container Industry advisory board.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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