Danish shipping line Maersk has appointed Dawid Sold as the new Country Manager for Myanmar and Bo Wegener as the new Thailand Cluster Manager.
Sold will be responsible for the development and execution of Maersk’s container shipping business in Myanmar’s high-potential market, the company said. He will be reporting to Wegener as Myanmar is part of the Thailand Cluster.
Sold said Myanmar is in the developmental stage and it opens up great business opportunities for the company’s customers.
“We want to establish our presence here to better serve our customers with our global standards of customer service and operational reliability.
“There is a growing business interest in Myanmar. Imports into the country are increasing, and we expect the same to happen for exports in the coming years, so there is an overall more balanced flow,” he added.
Wegner said Thailand is an exciting market and volumes are growing despite the recent political turmoil.
“On the exports side, we are seeing growth in electronics, automobiles and agricultural commodities, while imports are increasing due to a combination of manufactured goods and commodities.”
Bo said with the recent establishment of Maersk’s own office in Yangon recently, the firm is well positioned to service customers’ growing demand for container shipping services to and from Myanmar.