Damco, the logistics arm of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group, appointed Diederick de Vroet as its Global Head of Ocean Freight. A Dutch national with more than two decades of experience in sales, air, ocean and general management, de Vroet will play a significant role in building the structure of Damco’s global carrier management team. His appointment was effective on October, 2010 and he is based in Copenhagen.
Before joining Damco, de Vroet worked for more than 20 years with Kuehne+Nagel International where he was responsible for the ocean freight operations as well as sales and airfreight during different management positions throughout Europe and Asia. After 10 years in Asia, de Vroet moved back to the Netherlands to assume the role of regional ocean freight director for the Benelux in 2004. His last stop was in Uxbridge, United Kingdom where he was named Senior Vice President of Ocean Freight for Northwest Europe in April, 2009.