| | JUNE 20238IN FOCUSAL FUTTAIM WILLIS NAMES KEN MAW AS MDMAERSK WIDENS CARGO OPERATIONS AT JEDDAH PORTKenneth George Maw (Ken Maw), a well-known insurance brokerage company in the United Arab Emirates, has been named as the new managing director of Al Futtaim Willis. Mr. Maw brings great experience and knowledge to his position at Al Futtaim Willis, having worked in the insurance broking, consulting, and risk management industries for close to 40 years across five continents.Mr. Maw previously held prominent roles in the insurance sector before joining Al Futtaim Willis. He was the CEO of HSBC Insurance Brokers Dubai, where he was crucial in determining the strategic direction of the business and fostering growth. Later, Mr Maw took on the position of President & Group CEO at Insure Direct, a business he co-founded, and was successful in steering the enterprise through a phase of growth and innovation.As the new Managing Director, Mr Maw will be in charge of general operations management, business strategy development, and building strong client connections. In order to further solidify Al Futtaim Willis' reputation as a reliable partner in the insurance sector, he will collaborate closely with the executive team.The organisation would also like to offer its sincere gratitude and respect to the departing Managing Director, Mr. Rajendran M., in light of this position. For the past ten years, Mr. Rajendran has provided Al Futtaim Willis Insurance Brokers with devoted service and experience, greatly assisting the company's development. We shall cherish and remember his contributions and leadership.Under Mr. Ken Maw's direction, Al Futtaim Willis Insurance Brokers is eager to begin a new chapter. His hiring marks a crucial turning point for the company, and his broad experience and in-depth knowledge of the industry will definitely help it maintain its success. The logistics behemoth Maersk has added AE12 and AE7 shipping services to Jeddah Islamic Port, according to the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani), as part of initiatives to link the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to international markets and open up new business prospects.According to a statement from Mawani, the AE7 route, which has a capacity of 18,000 TEUs and 12 vessels, makes 15 port stops at Ningbo-Zhoushan, Shanghai, Nansha, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, Colombo, Tangier, Hamburg, Antwerp, Le Havre, Felixstowe, London Gateway, Salalah, Khalifa, and Jebel Ali.On the other hand, it claimed that the AE12 service, which utilises a fleet of 12 ships with a 15,000-TEU capacity, connects Jeddah to 13 international centres in Southern Europe, Africa, and East Asia.The most recent growth in the kingdom's international maritime network demonstrates Mawani's dedication to fostering effective partnerships with key partners like Maersk and Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT), which aim to improve the country's standing in rankings like the UNCTAD's Liner Shipping Connectivity Index (LSCI).According to the National Transport and Logistics Strategy (NTLS), it will also support Jeddah Islamic Port's ambition of being a premier international hub for trade and economic development.The Danish shipping and logistics business Maersk, often known as Maersk, was established in 1904 by Peter M.r. Mller and Arnold Peter Mller. Shipping, port operations, supply chain management, and warehousing are all part of Maersk's business operations.
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