Van Dyk appointed Maersk country and sales manager

The newly appointed Maersk country and sales manager says he is excited about the journey ahead.

23 February 2021 | Supplements

Maersk Namibia recently appointed Johan van Dyk as its new country and sales manager.

Van Dyk has close on 18 years’ experience in the logistics and transport industry, with 13 of those spent working at the Maersk Group.

He started his career in 2003 at Cross Country Container, which was bought by the Grindrod Group in 2006, and he remained there until his departure in 2008.

Van Dyk subsequently joined the Maersk Group as part of the intermodal team and has since been promoted to various increasingly responsible roles within the group.

He was offered the new position in November 2020.

Throughout his career, Van Dyk has enjoyed amazing achievements, however winning the 2019 Maersk Sales Master Award for the African region tops his list.

“I am settling in well and look forward to adding value for our customers. I also look forward to the challenges that come with running a country office and managing different aspects of the business, including people and finances, and getting involved in new developments and projects within Namibia.”

Van Dyk added that he is looking forward to building new relationships with stakeholders and partnering with the Namibian customer base to continue to grow as the integrator of container logistics.

According to him, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought much uncertainty and volatility globally, which impacted not only logistics and shipping but all industries worldwide - something that will remain for years to come.

He explains that from a shipping perspective, this led to massive changes across the industry.

“At Maersk we were able to quickly and proactively adapt to ensure we could continue serving our customers whilst working from home. From Maersk’s perspective, we began our transformation towards becoming the integrator of container logistics in 2017 which has allowed us during the pandemic, to partner with our customers towards a true end-to-end service.”

He shared that he is excited about what the future holds and believes that challenges faced today open the doors to new opportunities tomorrow.

“Although the current challenges and volatility faced in the shipping and logistics industry are a concern, Maersk has been able to adapt. I believe we can add value to our customers and overcome these concerns as we have done in the past”.

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