Vice president of cruise, marine, and hospitality at DSV Air & Sea Maxine Krajniak is an industry veteran with decades worth of experience in her field. With DSV Air & Sea exhibiting at the first-ever Marine Catering Expo and Maxine speaking on the Marine Catering Forum, we decided to sit down with the marine catering mogul to find out more about the brand's journey so far and what to expect from them at the event.
Sure! My current role at DSV is providing leadership and innovation for our global cruise, marine and hospitality division.
It has been an interesting journey, to say the least. When I initially started with UTi, back then known as WTC in England, it was an $800 million company. Through its journey, I have been through many acquisitions and mergers, relocated from rainy Birmingham, England to sunny California. Today, I head up the cruise, marine logistics division for DSV, which is an 11-billion-dollar global organization, operating in more than 75 countries, rated within the Top 5 Global Freight Forwarders.
DSV expanded into the cruise & marine sector after the acquisition of UTi, who had spent the previous 15 years building and fostering service offerings and customized solutions to the industry.
DSV has worked at most of the major shipyards throughout the world and has been in the cross-fire of mother nature, from severe snow storms in British Columbia to major hurricanes in Grand Bahama Shipyards. The DSV Cruise team prides ourselves on being agile and proactive in finding solutions and mitigating impact.
I am looking forward to networking with the leaders in the sector. It is always amazing to me how sophisticated the evolution of galley equipment and food sectors are and how the supply chain is ever changing to support the growth in the industry.
Growth, innovation, sustainability.
Don't miss Maxine speaking in the conference session 'Produce & Menus'.