P&O Maritime Logistics’ Strengthens Logistics Capabilities with Strategic Appointment of Oil and Gas Supply Chain Expert

09 February 2021

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 February 2021: P&O Maritime Logistics have appointed Christian Arndt, a leading expert in oil and gas logistics, to the newly-created role of Vice President Logistics. He will be responsible for furthering the company’s strategy to reinvent the way innovative supply chain services are offered to the offshore marine industry.

Mr Arndt’s appointment is the latest phase in the company’s continued strategy of moving away from only supplying vessels, to providing integrated, end-to-end logistics solutions to customers. P&O Maritime Logistics has been working to shake up the offshore industry business model and provide services that reduce customers’ costs, using data and technology to optimise vessel use and route efficiency, all the while decreasing the overall delivery time of cargo.

P&O Maritime Logistics is the first company to offer such a service to offshore locations, meaning their customers benefit from efficiency, reliability, and cost savings that no other provider can ensure. This is further facilitated by P&O Maritime Logistics’ increasing levels of integration with parent company DP World, the world’s leading provider of smart logistics solutions.

Mr Arndt’s extensive experience in the field of energy logistics means he is well-placed to lead P&O Maritime Logistics’ efforts to bring their solutions to a larger part of the supply chain. He joins the business following over 20 years in the energy industry, with a diversified background that includes supply chain and logistics management with upstream producing operators such as ExxonMobil and Tullow Oil.

Speaking on Mr Arndt’s appointment, Martin Helweg, CEO, P&O Maritime Logistics said:

“P&O Maritime Logistics’ strategy for offshore energy logistics is set, and we are now executing that strategy. Bringing Christian on board will further accelerate our execution and expand our capabilities in logistics solutions.

“I am thrilled that Christian has agreed to join us and am confident that with his knowledge, skills and enthusiasm for the oil and gas sector, we’ll provide a world-first service and further supply chain consolidation.”

Christian Arndt, Vice President Logistics, P&O Maritime Logistics added:

“I am absolutely delighted to join P&O Maritime Logistics to support the development and integration of this world leading end-to-end offshore supply chain.  A significant focus will be placed on the value drivers that allow our customers to plan more effectively, reduce inventory levels and save on logistics costs.

 “The combination of integrated supply chain solutions with a significant asset base in strategic locations places P&O Maritime Logistics in a very competitive space.”



About P&O Maritime Logistics

 P&O Maritime Logistics is a leading provider of marine solutions with a 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.


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.


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 Tarab Abdalhadi
P&O Maritime Logistics