CMA CGM (America) LLC announced that Christopher J. Dianora has been named Director of Inbound Transpacific. Chris will be responsible for overseeing the optimization of the inbound transpacific in North America and will serve as a liaison with the company’s home office in Marseille, France.

With over 25 years of expertise in the shipping industry, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge of inbound and outbound transpacific markets to his new role. He has held various positions in sales, global account management, bid/tender management, pricing and negotiations, commercial strategy development, and marketing with companies such as Y.S. Lines, NYK Lines, TTT Ship Agencies, and U.S. Navigation. Most recently, he worked at the U.S. headquarters of Maersk Inc. in Madison, New Jersey as General Manager, Pacific Services.

He will be based in CMA CGM’s Norfolk, Virginia office, and will report to Susan Hatchard, Senior Vice President Sales, Trade and Marketing.