Harald Nijhof is New CEO of Aqaba Container Terminal

Harald Nijhof is New CEO of Aqaba Container Terminal

With an impressive career in the maritime industry Nijhof brings over 30 years of knowledge and experience to his new position

Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT), the preferred gateway for the Levant region and beyond, recently announced the appointment of Mr. Harald Nijhof as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

He will succeed Mr. Soren Jensen, who has demonstrated exceptional dedication and vision while leading the company for the past two years.

Mr. Nijhof brings over 30 years of knowledge and experience to his new position. He began his professional journey in 1993 as a Dual-Discipline Maritime Officer at Nedlloyd.

His international experience includes working in diverse countries such as the UK, India, Denmark, Spain, Singapore, and South Africa. This rich background has equipped him with a broad perspective and invaluable insights into global maritime operations.

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Furthermore, Mr. Nijhof successfully served as the Line Representative in the 2M Vessel Sharing Agreement between Maersk Line and MSC, demonstrating his expertise in managing complex partnerships.

During his time at Maersk Line, he also led the Terminal Partnering program, which aimed to optimize port stays and minimize waste by fostering collaboration between Maersk Line and terminals.

In 2020, Mr. Nijhof joined APM Terminals as the Head of Operations Execution - Global Operations, based at the company's headquarters in The Hague.

Mr. Nijhof stated: "I am truly honored to assume the CEO role at Aqaba Container Terminal. Leading this exceptional team, continuing ACT's growth and development, and contributing to Aqaba's future vision is a privilege.

"Together, we will strive to achieve new milestones in our aspirations of becoming a green trade hub for Jordan.

"We will focus on delivering an unparalleled port experience, fostering community prosperity in Aqaba and its surroundings, and further solidifying ACT's position as the leading trade hub in the Levant region and beyond. I am extremely confident that our team will achieve great things.”

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