Svitzer names Arjen Van Dijk managing director for the Americas

(COPENHAGEN) — Towage operator Svitzer has named Arjen Van Dijk as managing director for its Americas region, effective Feb. 1.

The 44-year-old Dutchman joined Svitzer in July 2019 as regional CCO and is now advancing to regional MD. With more than 15 years in global shipping and transportation, Van Dijk builds on extensive knowledge and insights from the industry. He has lived and worked in the region for years and is today a well-known profile with an established network in the maritime industry across the South American continent.

“As part of Maersk, Svitzer is truly a global marine solutions partner and I am excited by the opportunity to take our partnering role to the next level – in close collaboration with our customers," Van Dijk said. "I believe that the multi-local engine behind Svitzer is a benefit to terminal operators and customers calling ports across the Americas region. We are continuously looking at improving what we do and exploring new opportunities to deliver safe, efficient and innovative towage and related marine services. Together with the strong Svitzer Americas team, I look forward to furthering our offerings.”

Van Dijk is taking over from Marc Niederer, who has decided to step down due to personal reasons and is currently considering various options for his future role. For the past three years, Niederer has led the development of a diverse region that covers 13 countries, mainly across the South American continent, with huge potential for growth and opportunities.

By Professional Mariner Staff