P&O Maritime Logistics appoints Martin Helweg as new Chief Executive Officer

04 March 2020

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 March 2020: P&O Maritime Logistics (P&OML), a leading marine solutions and logistics company, has appointed Martin Helweg as its new Chief Executive Officer.

For the past 3 years, Martin has been responsible for P&O Maritime Logistics’ global operations. He will report to Mike Bhaskaran, DP World’s Chief Operating Officer for Logistics and Technology.

Earlier, Martin spent over 15 years in marine service solutions working for Svitzer, an A.P. Moller-Maersk Company in regional CFO and CEO roles across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

P&O Maritime Logistics was created last year following DP World’s acquisition of Topaz Energy and Marine and its integration with P&O Maritime. The combination of the companies brings greater financial strength, allowing increased investment both in the fleet and in technology and innovation.

Offering a distinctive value proposition to customers, P&OML focuses on three strategic segments – Offshore, Port Services and Logistics – delivering world-class capabilities across industries, with safety and the environment at the forefront.

A core focus for P&OML is to further optimise offshore logistics for energy companies. With the company’s very robust track record, global clients, diverse assets and knowledge of its customers’ operations, P&OML is disrupting this part of the supply chain.

Commenting on the appointment, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of DP World, said:

“I am confident that Martin will lead P&O Maritime Logistics into the next stage of growth as part of DP World, strengthening the P&O brand which has more than 180 years of maritime history. P&O Maritime Logistics will continue to innovate to offer our customers a wide portfolio of services.

I would like to thank Rene Kofod-Olsen for his contribution to DP World during the transition of Topaz Energy and Marine into P&O Maritime Logistics, and wish him well for the future.”

Martin Helweg, Chief Executive Officer, P&O Maritime Logistics said:

“P&O Maritime Logistics is uniquely positioned in the maritime logistics industry to reshape the market. DP World affords us global reach and strength and allows increased investments in the fleet and in technology and innovation. We will leverage these strengths, and our organization’s core capabilities and maritime legacy to change this industry and deliver maximum value to our stakeholders. I look forward to continuing to build on our healthy business profile, strengthen relationships with key customers and partners while maintaining our position as a market leader.”




About P&O Maritime Logistics:

P&O Maritime Logistics is a leading provider of marine solutions with focus on offshore energy, port services and logistics. The company owns and operates approximately 400 vessels and provides a wide portfolio of value-added marine services and the ability to integrate these offerings for its customers – always with safety and the environment at the forefront.

Headquartered in Dubai, the company has operations globally across all seven continents.

In July 2019, Topaz Energy and Marine was acquired by DP World, merged with P&O Maritime and started operating under the P&O brand as P&O Maritime Logistics.

www.pomaritime.com / www.topazworld.com

About DP World
We are the leading provider of smart logistics solutions, enabling the flow of trade across the globe. Our comprehensive range of products and services covers every link of the integrated supply chain – from maritime and inland terminals to marine services and industrial parks as well as technology-driven customer solutions.

We deliver these services through an interconnected global network of 127 business units in 51 countries across six continents, with a significant presence both in high-growth and mature markets. Wherever we operate, we integrate sustainability and responsible corporate citizenship into our activities, striving for a positive contribution to the economies and communities where we live and work.

Our dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 56,000 employees from 134 countries are committed to delivering unrivalled value to our customers and partners. We do this by focussing on mutually beneficial relationships – with governments, shippers, traders, and other stakeholders along the global supply chain – relationships built on a foundation of mutual trust and enduring partnership.

We think ahead, anticipate change and deploy industry-leading technology to create the smartest, most efficient and innovative trade solutions, while ensuring a positive and sustainable impact on economies, societies and our planet.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Tarab Abdalhadi
Senior Communications Specialist
P&O Maritime Logistics
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Email tarab.abdalhadi@pomaritime.com