Safmarine reinforces activities in USA
In 2013, Denmark's AP Moller-Maersk Group took the decision to establish the multi-purpose shipping line Safmarine MPV as a separate and independent business unit with its own third party agency network within the group. Norton Lilly International now represents Safmarine MPV as its third-party agent in the USA. As Safmarine has set its sights on the US market for new heavylift, project cargo and breakbulk cargo business, the company's commercial director, Randy Jameson, relocated from Safmarine MPV’s headquarters in Antwerp to a new base in Houston TX. He has been joined by industry veteran, George Janssen, who was previously with SE Shipping, Beluga Chartering, Jumbo Shipping and GenChart. Janssen has been named as the new Safmarine MPV line manager for the US east coast and Gulf to West Africa service. The new Safmarine MPV US team attended the recent Breakbulk Conference in New Orleans at the end of September.