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Maersk Line appoints new Country Manager for Australia and PNG

Maersk Line has appointed Anthony Randell as the new Country Manager for Australia and Papua New Guinea (PNG), effective as of 1 August 2015. He will be based in Sydney and report directly to Lars Mikael Jensen, Regional Asia Pacific CEO.

Anthony joined Maersk following the P&O Nedlloyd acquisition. His career spans a broad range of commercial and operations roles, in numerous locations including US, Denmark and Taiwan, where he was the Country Manager from 2010 to 2013. Most recently, Anthony held dual roles in the Australia organisation, heading both the Customer Service and Operations functions.

Being the first native Australian to take on this role, Anthony is looking to build on the current strong foundation as he leads the organisation to the next level. “My first focus will be putting together a strong leadership team by filing the Customer Service and Operations Manager roles. Then as a team, we will intensify our focus on service so customers will recognise and value us as being better than competition,” says Anthony.

Regional CEO, Lars Mikael Jensen comments, “Anthony has played a crucial role in the performance delivery of the Australia organisation. As the regional focal point for customer service, he has been instrumental in improving service delivery to other countries. We are very pleased to welcome Anthony to the regional management team as we continue to drive towards a higher and consistent service level across the different countries in the Asia Pacific region.”

Maersk Line is currently one of the market leaders in Australia and Papua New Guinea, and its market share has remained steady over recent years. ”We will continue to look for opportunities to extend our network in Australia and ensure we offer competitive products. We also see solid growth into and out of Papua New Guinea and this will also remain a key area for us to further develop. Overall, creating room for growth will be a key success factor for us,” adds Anthony.

Anthony takes over from Nicolaj Noes, who has been the Country Manager since August 2010. Nikolaj will be moving on to head the Asia Pacific Liner Operations Cluster, based in Singapore.