Damco appoints Mike Meierkort as head of Americas
Mike Meierkort has been appointed head of Americas, Damco, as the freight forwarder launches a new cargo rescue programme in the USA, with two service offerings to help ease supply chain congestion caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Based in Chicago, Illinois, Meierkort has over 32 years’ experience in logistics, including senior roles with Panalpina, Vanguard Logistics, and, most recently, Livingston International. “I am joining Damco at a time when our customers face unprecedented challenges and I am proud of my team’s initiative in developing these services to support them,” said Meierkort.
Under the ‘park and save’ offering, Damco will pre-pull laden customs-cleared containers and store containers and chassis intact in a secure location to be delivered when the customer is ready. ‘Strip and store’ customers have the option for Damco to de-van and store palletised freight so that empty equipment can be returned, stopping the clock on detention and chassis fees. (mw)