Port Names Maritime Business Development Manager

Press Release

For Immediate Release
November 25, 2014

Port of Oakland Names Maritime Business Development Manager

Ex-Maersk veteran Beth Frisher leads Sales, Marketing, Customer Relations


Oakland, CA – Nov. 25, 2014 – The Port of Oakland today named ex-Maersk shipping line veteran Beth Frisher its Manager of Maritime Business Development. She’ll be responsible for Sales, Marketing, Business Development and Customer Relations at the nation’s fifth-busiest seaport.

“Thanks to her industry background, Beth understands the needs of shippers, ocean carriers and marine terminal operators,” said the Port’s Maritime Director, John Driscoll. “She’s the ideal person to help us improve customer service and grow our business.”

Ms. Frisher joins the Port from Danish-based A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, parent of Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping line. She spent 18 years with the company in the U.S. and Copenhagen. Most recently she had been Director of Marketing and Communications for Maersk Line, Limited, the company’s U.S. government business subsidiary.

A graduate of Duke University with an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Ms. Frisher will lead the effort to drive additional containerized shipping cargo through the Port of Oakland. The Port handles approximately $41 billion worth of trade every year. It’s the third-largest U.S. gateway in California for containerized trade.

About the Port of Oakland
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport and Oakland International Airport. The Port’s jurisdiction includes 20 miles of waterfront from the Bay Bridge through Oakland International Airport. The Oakland seaport is the fifth busiest container port in the U.S.; Oakland International Airport is the second largest San Francisco Bay Area airport offering over 300 daily passenger and cargo flights; and the Port’s real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas. Together, through Port operations and those of its tenants and users, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. The Port of Oakland was established in 1927 and is an independent department of the City of Oakland. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.

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Roberto Bernardo,
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Port of Oakland
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Port of Oakland
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