January 09, 2018, Florham Park, New Jersey — Damco Distribution Services, Inc., the warehouse and distribution arm of Damco in North America, announces today that Bill P. Peratt has been named president of Damco Distribution Services effective January 2018. Bill takes the helm from Nick Taro, a highly respected veteran in the industry who will remain active with Damco Distribution Services in an advisory role over the next two years.
Bill has a long history with the Maersk Group having started with the company in 1998, worked in various leadership positions at APM Terminals, Bridge Terminal Transport and most recently in Damco, responsible for strategic planning, operational performance, commercial growth and building strong, collaborative business relationships as Senior Director, West Coast Division for Damco Distribution Services. With over 20 years of terminal operations, trucking, warehousing and distribution experience, Bill brings a wealth of knowledge to the position and will serve as an important leader as Damco Distribution Services develops a wholly automated approach based on innovative IT products and solutions for fulfillment, cross-docking and inland services.
Nick Taro steps down as President of Damco Distribution Services, a role he fulfilled for more than ten years as a highly regarded and respected industry leader. Nick will continue on at Damco Distribution Services in an advisory role to support strategic initiatives and help in advancing Damco Distribution Services’ operational role in North America for Damco.
“Bill brings deep industry experience and an exceptional track-record to his role as president of Damco Distribution Services. He has been involved in every aspect of container transport, terminal operations and inland logistics which will help to strengthen supply chain reliability and performance for our customers,” said Narin Phol, CEO of Damco in the Americas. “Nick has been an inspiring leader and has established a strong reputation and meaningful business relationships for Damco Distribution Services. I am grateful and thank him for his exceptional leadership. With Nick in his advisory role we are confident he will help guide a smooth executive transition and aid in the overall direction of Damco Distribution Services.”
“I look forward to continuing to strengthen the excellent foundation Nick has built in North America. Through innovative technology and best-in-class, efficient procedures we’ll offer customers the highest level of service and support to streamline their supply chain and drive bottom-line results,” said Bill Peratt, President, Damco Distribution Services.
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Anita De Werd
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About Damco Distribution Services
Damco Distribution Services Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of Damco which is part of A.P. Moller – Maersk. Damco Distribution Services specializes in the North American warehousing and distribution services for Damco, offering supply chain services for import and export companies in North America. Its services include operational management of warehouses on behalf of some of the world’s biggest e-commerce companies. Damco Distribution Services is enjoying revenue growth of 15% year-over-year.
The company’s service portfolio includes port drayage and yard management, transloading, high velocity cross-docking, DC bypass, deconsolidation and domestic distribution, merge in transit, automated sortation systems, bar code scanning, warehouse/fulfillment, consolidation/de-consolidation, container drayage, and FTL/LTL transportation services, as well as retail ready services and customized IT solutions.
Damco Distribution Services Inc. has 22 warehouse facilities in North America: Texas-2, California-8, Virginia-2, Illinois-2, Georgia-3, New Jersey-1, Pennsylvania-1, Washington-1 and Canada-2.
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Damco is at the forefront of developing innovative supply chain solutions. We fuse our global network and depth of expertise with pioneering digital innovations to enable our customers to stay ahead. Our vision is to connect and simplify supply chains across the globe.
We are experts in the field of complex, rapidly changing markets such as fashion, retail, chemical, FMCG and technology. With a presence in over 100 countries, where we employ more than 11,000 people worldwide, we combine global reach with depth of local understanding. In 2016, we generated turnover of 2.5 billion US dollars, managed 659 thousand TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of ocean freight and 190 thousand tons of air freight.
We are proud to be a part of A.P. Moller – Maersk.