He will take over from Bart Verbeke, who leaves the company in September to live and work in the USA, after 14 years with P&O Ferrymasters.
Wim, 40, is currently P&O Ferrymasters’ General Manager for Intermodal and Contract Logistics based in Zeebrugge. He has worked for Ferrymasters for 14 years and has vast experience in warehousing and distribution, groupage, part loads and contract management.
P&O Ferrymasters’ Managing Director, Bas Belder, said: "Intermodal business has become an integral part of our business portfolio over the last decade under the visionary leadership of Bart Verbeke and we are committed to further Intermodal expansion. There is a growing demand from our customers right across Europe for tailor-made, cost-effective, environmentally friendlier transportation solutions and hand-in-hand with this is a growth in business opportunities arising in Central and Eastern Europe, and Russia in particular. Wim has overseen some pioneering projects in his current role, including our new Intermodal transport into Greece and his knowledge and experience will be vital to the development of our future Intermodal strategy and expansion."
P&O Ferrymasters is one of Europe’s leading logistics and Intermodal providers and is part of P&O Ferries, which is owned by Dubai World. The company employs 700 people at 29 strategic locations across 13 European countries.