Kai Benthaack new Director Ocean Freight with Agility Germany

Kai Benthaack (47) took on the role of Director Ocean Freight Germany on 1 October. In this position, he reports directly to Jrn Schmersahl, Vice President Oceanfreight for Agilitys Area Central Europe. Kai Benthaack has profit and loss responsibility for Oceanfreight Germany. Among other things, his duties include the operative lead of the business unit, customer relationship management with business partners, as well as personally taking care of the most important clients. Kay Benthaak follows Andreas Frank Schmidt, who left Agility in June 2008.

Hamburg-born Benthaack brings the best qualifications to the post; after an apprenticeship as a shipping company trader, he worked for Hapag-Lloyd for almost 20 years in the most diverse line and management posts, gathering comprehensive experience abroad. Among other positions, he was Head of Marketing Export in East Asia, and Director of the West Gulf region, acting from Houston, Texas. Kai Benthaack had ascended to Director Strategic Global Accounts in New Jersey, when he left Hapag-Lloyd in 2007. Since then, he led procurement and carrier management with Rohde & Liesenfeldt in Hamburg.

About Agility

Agility is a leading global logistics provider with more than 32,000 employees, and over 550 offices in 100 countries around the world. A publicly traded company, with $6.2 billion in annual revenue, we have three key operating units - Global Integrated Logistics (GIL), Defense & Government Services (DGS) and Investments. Through GIL, we focus on offering customers truly personal service and flexible supply chain solutions tailored to meet their individual business needs, supported by a comprehensive network of warehousing facilities, transportation and freight management services. Our customers span a range of industries from technology and retail to defense and government and oil and gas.

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