APM Terminals Japan has named Sakura Kuma as its new chief executive.

The former employee of NYK Line will begin her new role on 1 February.

“Sakura Kuma ... will play a key role in the acceleration of our strategic transformation and lead the development of our business at the recently expanded Minami Honmoku terminals in Yokohama,” Tim Smith, APM Terminals' head of terminals, Asia, said.

Prior to joining APM Terminals, Kuma held several senior positions within marketing and sales, new business development and corporate management in NYK Line.