With increasing growth opportunities within terminal towage in the Americas region, Svitzer is strengthening its organisational and managerial set-up to be able to pursue these opportunities and grow accordingly in selected countries and ports by appointing Rutger Thulin new Managing Director for the Terminal Towage Cluster in Americas. The Terminal Towage Cluster includes Svitzer Americas’ operations in Canada, Peru, Costa Rica, Statia and the Bahamas.
Rutger Thulin comes with a proven track record from different management positions throughout his 14 years with the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group. He has been with Svitzer for seven years, and for the past four years, he has been Managing Director for Svitzer Brazil.
Commenting on the appointment, Arjen Van Dijk, Managing Director Svitzer Americas, said:
“Terminal towage is a key business segment for Svitzer and represents a notable part of the total towage business in the Americas with a significant growth potential. I am very pleased that Rutger Thulin has agreed to lead our efforts and together with the rest of the team work to realise our growth ambitions in the coming years. Although competition is fierce, I firmly believe that our global ownership, footprint and experience combined with in-dept regional and local knowledge is an advantage not only to us but also to our customers, where many are large global companies. ”
With more than 80 vessels operating in ports and terminals in 12 different countries in the Americas regions, Svitzer is heavily engaged in the region with harbour towage and terminal towage as the main market segments.