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DAMCO APPOINTS MIKE MEIERKORT AS HEAD OF AMERICAS AND LAUNCHES CARGO RESCUE PROGRAM SUPPORTING CUSTOMERS THROUGH COVID-19 DISRUPTION


Meierkort brings over 32 years’ experience in logistics as the freight forwarder finds new ways to help keep supply chains moving in the USA

The Hague, the Netherlands, Thursday 2nd April 2020: Mike Meierkort has been appointed Head of Americas, DAMCO, as the freight forwarder launches a new Cargo Rescue Program in the USA, with two service offerings to help ease supply chain congestion caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Based in Chicago, Illinois, Meierkort has over 32 years’ experience in logistics, including senior roles with Panalpina, Vanguard Logistics, and, most recently, Livingston International.

He is overseeing the launch of the new Rescue Program across the USA, which includes a ‘Park and Save’ option for customers who need short-term assistance when supply chains are congested, and a ‘Strip and Store’ option for cargo without a functional receiving location.

“I am joining DAMCO at a time when our customers face unprecedented challenges and I am proud of my team’s initiative in developing these services to support them,” said Meierkort.

“DAMCO has a clear focus on delivering excellent freight forwarding solutions, which is proving invaluable as we work to find new ways to keep the supply chain moving.”

Under the ‘Park and Save’ offering, DAMCO will pre-pull laden Customs-cleared containers and store containers and chassis intact in a secure location to be delivered when the customer is ready.

‘Strip and Store’ customers have the option for DAMCO to de-van and store palletised freight so that empty equipment can be returned, stopping the clock on detention and chassis fees.

“Mike has a solid track record in logistics and brings valuable insight and experience to the DAMCO team,” said Saskia Groen-in’t-Woud, Chief Executive Officer, DAMCO.

“The new Recovery Program is the result of agile thinking supported by the investment we have made over the last 18 months into building a robust Business Resilience Program, which supports us as we keep cargo moving, as well as making sure our people are safe.”

DAMCO has been working with customers to move medical supplies in the fight against Covid-19, organising multiple charters between Asia, and Europe and the USA, including a recent move of 7.8 million face masks from Shanghai, China, to Los Angeles, USA.

Meierkort’s appointment follows the recent opening of DAMCO’s new warehouse at London Heathrow, UK, part of global development plans underpinned by its Business Resilience and its Digitalisation Programs.

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About DAMCO

At DAMCO we make it our mission to take away the complexities and provide you with a freight forwarding service that enables your business to grow.

DAMCO is at the forefront of offering competitive, honest and reliable freight forwarding solutions.

At all times we remain close to the beating heart of our customers no matter how big or small they are.

With over 2,000+ people in over 40+ countries, we operate as a family network and are known for uncomplicating the complicated to provide effective and valuable solutions for our customers.

www.damco.com


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DAMCO APPOINTS MIKE MEIERKORT AS HEAD OF AMERICAS AND LAUNCHES CARGO RESCUE PROGRAM SUPPORTING CUSTOMERS THROUGH COVID-19 DISRUPTION

Meierkort brings over 32 years’ experience in logistics as the freight forwarder finds new ways to help keep supply chains moving in the USA

The Hague, the Netherlands, Thursday 2nd April 2020: Mike Meierkort has been appointed Head of Americas, DAMCO, as the freight forwarder launches a new Cargo Rescue Program in the USA, with two service offerings to help ease supply chain congestion caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Based in Chicago, Illinois, Meierkort has over 32 years’ experience in logistics, including senior roles with Panalpina, Vanguard Logistics, and, most recently, Livingston International.

He is overseeing the launch of the new Rescue Program across the USA, which includes a ‘Park and Save’ option for customers who need short-term assistance when supply chains are congested, and a ‘Strip and Store’ option for cargo without a functional receiving location.

“I am joining DAMCO at a time when our customers face unprecedented challenges and I am proud of my team’s initiative in developing these services to support them,” said Meierkort.

“DAMCO has a clear focus on delivering excellent freight forwarding solutions, which is proving invaluable as we work to find new ways to keep the supply chain moving.”

Under the ‘Park and Save’ offering, DAMCO will pre-pull laden Customs-cleared containers and store containers and chassis intact in a secure location to be delivered when the customer is ready.

‘Strip and Store’ customers have the option for DAMCO to de-van and store palletised freight so that empty equipment can be returned, stopping the clock on detention and chassis fees.

“Mike has a solid track record in logistics and brings valuable insight and experience to the DAMCO team,” said Saskia Groen-in’t-Woud, Chief Executive Officer, DAMCO.

“The new Recovery Program is the result of agile thinking supported by the investment we have made over the last 18 months into building a robust Business Resilience Program, which supports us as we keep cargo moving, as well as making sure our people are safe.”

DAMCO has been working with customers to move medical supplies in the fight against Covid-19, organising multiple charters between Asia, and Europe and the USA, including a recent move of 7.8 million face masks from Shanghai, China, to Los Angeles, USA.

Meierkort’s appointment follows the recent opening of DAMCO’s new warehouse at London Heathrow, UK, part of global development plans underpinned by its Business Resilience and its Digitalisation Programs.

Ends

About DAMCO

At DAMCO we make it our mission to take away the complexities and provide you with a freight forwarding service that enables your business to grow.

DAMCO is at the forefront of offering competitive, honest and reliable freight forwarding solutions.
At all times we remain close to the beating heart of our customers no matter how big or small they are.

With over 2,000+ people in over 40+ countries, we operate as a family network and are known for uncomplicating the complicated to provide effective and valuable solutions for our customers.

For more information, please visit damco.com

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About DAMCO

At DAMCO we make it our mission to take away the complexities and provide you with a freight forwarding service that enables your business to grow.

DAMCO is at the forefront of offering competitive, honest and reliable freight forwarding solutions.

At all times we remain close to the beating heart of our customers no matter how big or small they are.

With over 2,000+ people in over 40+ countries, we operate as a family network and are known for uncomplicating the complicated to provide effective and valuable solutions for our customers.

www.damco.com