CMA CGM’s terminals lead has been appointed to take over the French shipowners’ association, Armateurs de France.

Laurent Martens has been with the container shipping giant for a decade in various roles and manages a portfolio of 50 terminals worldwide.

He also worked for several French ports, including Marseille/Fos and La Rochelle, and oversaw the setting up of the port of Guadeloupe in the Caribbean, where he spent six years.