Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the maritime services provider, has announced the appointment of Chris Crookall as Vice President, Liner. Chris will be based in the company’s Liner Division, in Dubai and will report to Eddie Filus, SVP Liner.
A graduate of Newcastle University (UK), Mr Crookall joins with over 15 years’ experience in Liner Shipping starting as a trainee with P&O Nedlloyd before transferring to Maersk Line when it purchased PONL in 2006. With overseas assignments in The Netherlands, Brazil, Chile, USA, Denmark, Mozambique and South Africa he has extensive worldwide experience.
His appointment signals ISS’ confidence in the improving global liner market. Whether it is to support an existing client develop their business in a new location, or to expand its own geographical presence in new growth regions such as Central and South America and Africa, ISS has a strong track record in seeking out new developments throughout the sector.
SVP Eddie Filus said: “2014 has started well for ISS’ Liner division with a number of key expansion projects in the pipeline which will grow our Liner business in strategically targeted locations. Chris’ addition to the team will enable ISS to explore and fast-track these opportunities.”