Press Release | 25 September 2019


To support its ambitious growth agenda, world leading towage operator Svitzer has appointed Arjen Van Dijk as Chief Commercial Officer for the Americas region.

Miami, 25 September 2019 – World leading towage operator Svitzer has brought on board Arjen Van Dijk as its new CCO for Svitzer Americas.

With more than 15 years in global shipping and transportation, the 43 year old Dutch maritime professional brings to Svitzer extensive knowledge and insights from the industry. Arjen Van Dijk speaks Spanish and he has lived and worked in both Argentina and Colombia and has worked in various other Latin American countries. He brings with him a strong track record of driving customer centricity and growth across the diverse region.

Marc Niederer, Managing Director of Svitzer Americas sees the latest addition to the management team as an opportunity to step up the game:
“At Svitzer, we are always looking at ways to improve what we do and the way we deliver value to our customers. We want to be our customer’s preferred partner within towage and related marine solutions and we want them to benefit locally from us being a global company. With his global profile, regional experience and innovative mindset, Arjen Van Dijk will be a main driver behind our strategy. Our ambition is to leverage our strong capabilities and fit for purpose fleet to grow our service offerings to our customers across a quite diverse region,” Marc Niederer said.

Arjen Van Dijk is passionate about driving change and he is excited about the opportunity to do so as part of a global organisation: “As part of Maersk, Svitzer is a truly global provider of harbour and terminal towage services and I am excited to be part of this setup. I truly 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 present new opportunities to deliver towage and related marine services. Together with the Svitzer Americas team I look forward to further develop our offerings to ensure we always deliver safe, reliable and efficient services to support our
customer’s businesses, both now and in the years to come.”

Arjen Van Dijk is joining the Management Team in Svitzer’s regional head office in Miami.

For more information:

Michala Paulli
Global Head of Communications