By Karen Robes Meeks
Maersk executive Kenneth W. Duncan is the new director of commercial operations for the Port of Long Beach. Duncan will take over for Noel Hacegaba, who was promoted to Deputy Executive Director of Administration and Operations in 2017.
Duncan’s oversight will encompass the port’s Business Development, Tenant Services and Operations, and Security Services divisions.
Prior to coming to the port, Duncan served as vice president of lifestyle and apparel sales for North America at A.P. Moller-Maersk, where he oversaw an accounts portfolio with an annual revenue of more than $2 billion, according to the port. He spent 13 years at Maersk Line in various roles.
Duncan earned his bachelor’s degree in English from Loyola Marymount University, a master’s degree in global logistics from Cal State Long Beach and a master’s of business administration from the University of Southern California.
“Ken has vast experience and insight into the complex global supply chain,” said Port Executive Director Mario Cordero. “He’s worked everywhere from the executive suite, to global and regional sales, right down to the terminals where equipment is dispatched to move goods to stores. His skills will be valuable to us as we continue to improve our infrastructure and strengthen what is already the best customer service in the Americas.” He is expected to start in the new role on April 27.