Michael DiVirgilio, the veteran NYK Group/Ceres Terminals Incorporated Executive has announced his retirement as of April 1, 2014. Prior to joining Ceres in 2006, DiVirgilio spent 35 years with NYK Line (North America) Inc. While building his career with NYK, he held many responsibilities. His most significant accomplishment was helping to lead NYK from a branch office/agency structure to a fully, functional North America Region of NYK Line Tokyo in the late ‘80s. DiVirgilio’s career developed from Regional General Manager, Eastern Region to the corporate level as Senior Vice President, North America Sales. Later, as Senior Vice President of the Liner Trade Management Group, he was responsible for the Company’s marketing and pricing policy including bottom line financial results, for the NYK Liner Trades in North America. DiVirgilio was appointed to the Board of NYK Line (North America) Inc. in 1998.

As Senior Vice President, Development of Ceres Terminals Incorporated since 2006, DiVirgilio was responsible for cultivating new business and expansion opportunities for the Ceres Group’s North America Operations.

DiVirgilio began his career with Moore-McCormack Lines and has been an active participant in the wider industry serving on several boards. Currently, he serves as the President of the Containerization and Intermodal Institute, a member of the Board of Directors for the Maritime Association of the Port of New York and New Jersey and the Foreign Commerce Club of New York.

“Mike’s extensive experience in the maritime industry as well as his excellent interpersonal skills have made him a most valuable asset to both the Ceres and NYK organizations. We are grateful for his many years of dedicated and valuable service and wish him continued success in life after Ceres/NYK,” commented W. Patrick Burgoyne, President and CEO, Ceres Terminals Incorporated, Yusen Terminals Inc.