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P&O Maritime Logistics appoints Martin Helweg as new CEO

Mar 05, 2020
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P&O Maritime Logistics (POML), a marine solutions and logistics company, has appointed Martin Helweg as its new chief executive officer.

For the past 3 years, Helweg has been responsible for P&O Maritime Logistics’ global operations. He will report to Mike Bhaskaran, DP World’s chief operating pfficer for Logistics and Technology.

Earlier, Martin spent over 15 years in marine service solutions working for Svitzer, an A.P. Moller-Maersk Company in regional CFO and CEO roles across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

P&O Maritime Logistics was created last year following DP World’s acquisition of Topaz Energy and Marine and its integration with P&O Maritime. The combination of the companies brings greater financial strength, allowing increased investment both in the fleet and in technology and innovation.

Offering a distinctive value proposition to customers, POML focuses on three strategic segments – Offshore, Port Services and Logistics – delivering world-class capabilities across industries, with safety and the environment at the forefront.

A core focus for POML is to further optimise offshore logistics for energy companies. With the company’s very robust track record, global clients, diverse assets and knowledge of its customers’ operations, POML is disrupting this part of the supply chain.

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of DP World, said: “I am confident that Martin will lead P&O Maritime Logistics into the next stage of growth as part of DP World, strengthening the P&O brand which has more than 180 years of maritime history. P&O Maritime Logistics will continue to innovate to offer our customers a wide portfolio of services.

I would like to thank Rene Kofod-Olsen for his contribution to DP World during the transition of Topaz Energy and Marine into P&O Maritime Logistics, and wish him well for the future.”

Helweg said: “P&O Maritime Logistics is uniquely positioned in the maritime logistics industry to reshape the market. DP World affords us global reach and strength and allows increased investments in the fleet and in technology and innovation. We will leverage these strengths, and our organization’s core capabilities and maritime legacy to change this industry and deliver maximum value to our stakeholders. I look forward to continuing to build on our healthy business profile, strengthen relationships with key customers and partners while maintaining our position as a market leader.”

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