April 07 2022
APM Terminals Lázaro Cárdenas announces new Managing Director
Current Head of Commercial for APM Terminals Latin America, Marliz Bermúdez based in Panama, will effective June 2022 assume the role of Managing Director of APM Terminals Lázaro Cárdenas in Mexico, replacing José Rueda Salinas, who will move to Managing Director of APM Terminals Moín in Costa Rica.
“I am very pleased to welcome Marliz to our team, where her vast regional commercial and Lazaro Cardenas port experience will serve as a strong foundation for our Way of Working operating model and customer-centric approach in her new role,” said Wim Lagaay, Head of APM Terminals North America.
Mrs. Bermúdez holds a degree in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and a degree in supply chain management from the University of Plymouth, United Kingdom. She has held several strategic roles within liner shipping and the terminals business, including the implementation of new container terminals, Commercial, Operations and General Management roles.
“APM Terminals Lazaro Cardenas’ strategic location, technology and modern infrastructure play an important role in Mexico’s economy and the wider region’s competitiveness. I am excited about the commercial and operational opportunities ahead working with our professional team and our great customers in Mexico,“ commented Mrs. Bermúdez.
Mrs. Bermúdez has been involved at all stages of APM Terminals Lazaro Cardenas formation and commercial success. She served as APM Terminals Lazaro Cardenas’ Director of Implementation, managing cargo handling equipment selection and rollout, technology and operational best practices to create the most modern infrastructure in Mexico and Latin America, reflecting APM Terminals’ USD 900 million investment that ushered in a new era in Mexican Ports and their national importance to the economy. Upon the opening of the facility, she was named Head of Commercial for APM Terminals Lazaro Cardenas to build the business. In 2019, she was promoted to Regional Head of Commercial for APM Terminals Latin America, strengthening commercial foundations through a vision based on a strategic operating model and customer-focused culture to grow the regional portfolio of business activities.