Containerships is delighted to welcome Eduard Backer as our new Chief Commercial Officer, effective 2nd November 2020.

Eduard joins Containerships from parent company CMA CGM where he held the role of Managing Director for their Netherlands operations. He will be based in Rotterdam for the immediate future.

With over 20 years of experience in the shipping industry, much of it in the shortsea space in which Containerships operates, Eduard brings a great deal of valuable knowledge to the team and completes our strong leadership team following the arrival of Rob Waterman as CEO in the summer.

Upon joining the team, Eduard said: “I am excited to be part of the strong Containerships team. I believe in the need to grow shortsea shipping as the most sustainable mode of transport for Europe. Containerships has already proven itself to be a leader in this field and I am delighted to join in.”

Eduard studied at the Nautical College in Amsterdam and has completed numerous professional qualifications since at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and INSEAD.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Eduard into the team at Containerships and wish him all the best on his new journey with us.