Westwood Shipping Lines appoints Maersk executive as new CEO

US conbulk shipping operator Westwood Shipping Lines has appointed Jack Mahoney as the new president and CEO of the company, replacing Guy Stephenson who is retiring after 13 years in the role.

Mahoney spent 21 years working for AP Moller Maersk with his roles including the president of Maersk Line Canada, and more recently vice president of the group’s automotive supply chain and ocean services in North America.

Mahoney will officially start his new position from September 8, while Stephenson will remain at the company in a support role as executive advisor and general counsel.

Westwood is a wholly owned subsidiary of J-WesCo, a holding company formed by a group of Japanese shipping firms with Sumitomo Warehouse Company, a member of the Sumitomo Group, as the majority owner. The company operates a fleet of seven con-bulk vessels, providing container and breakbulk service to and from the Pacific Northwest and North Asia. 

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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