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									                                      TIM BEHNCKE
            Long Beach, CA 90814 (310) 420-0032

Work Experience   2011-present APM Terminals Pacific Ltd.                                     Los Angeles, CA, USA
                  Manager – Terminal Operations

                          Managing marine operations on a 350-acre terminal involving up to 15 super post-
                          panamax cranes per shift and a weekly volume of up to 15K vessel lifts.
                          Driving safety, productivity and cost efficiency successfully while leading and developing
                          20 Marine Superintendents managing one of the most militant and transient union
                          workforces in the US.
                          Maintaining cordial, although effective communications with shipping line
                          representatives, 3 party customers and US government regulatory agencies.
                          Playing a valuable role on a management team responsible for annual cargo volumes of
                          +1 million TEU, an annual vessel operations labor payroll exceeding USD 50M,
                          contributing to an annual revenue of USD 377M.
                          Leading the execution of a global transformation project aimed at continuous
                          improvement, operational excellence and effectiveness.
                          Identified a total potential of USD 24M bottom line improvement through productivity
                          improvements and cost savings initiatives for the first 2 years of the global transformation
                          Active contributor to safety and winning both the PMA Safety Award for the category A
                          Container Terminal in Southern California and the PMA Coast Award for the category A
                          Container Terminal for 5 consecutive years.

                  2009-2011     APM Terminals Deutschland Holding GmbH                              Neuss, Germany
                  Managing Director – Inland Intermodal Terminal

                          Managed the implementation of a business plan for a new €14M intermodal terminal
                          under a 20-year lease contract.
                          Recruited, lead and developed 10 terminal staff during the start-up phase.
                          Designed, installed and optimized operational processes on the 20-acre terminal.
                          Generated an annual income of €2.5M with the objective to break even on the cash flow
                          during year 3 of operations.
                          Responsible for an annual payroll exceeding €750K.
                          Ensured compliance of federal, state and local laws of the entity.
                          Drove the operational strategy of the company while managing the terminal’s P&L.
                          Monitored performance against established KPIs and took appropriate actions where
                          Managed costs by analyzing expenditures, seeking more cost effective alternatives and
                          taking corrective actions as seen fit.
                          Negotiated local contracts with both internal and external customers and suppliers.
                          Identified current and future trends/patterns impacting the area of responsibility.
                          Developed and maintained customer/business relationships as appropriate.
                          Supervised the construction-phase of the terminal in liaison with the investor (Port of
                          Neuss - Düsseldorf), architects, construction engineers, and involved regulatory
                          Procured container handling equipment amounting to €650K.
                          Contracted and implemented new terminal operating software priced at €350K.
2007-2009      Maersk Benelux B.V                            Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Port Planner – Maersk Line, Northern Europe Liner Operations Center

       Managed day-to-day vessel operations by coordinating 60+ weekly calls.
       Established and maintained valuable relationships with port authorities and terminal
       operators across 13 North European terminals.
       Developed and managed berthing schemes covering up to 15 weekly calls per terminal.
       Achieved 79% global schedule reliability, making Maersk Line best performing carrier
       among ‘Top 20’ carriers in 2009.
       Set-up and managed the feeder network within Northern Europe in cooperation with
       global fleet management.
       Performed ‘make or buy’ cost analysis for new feeder products, balancing cost of own
       feeder service vs. slot charter cost.
       Established phase-in/phase-out plans for chartered feeder vessels.
       Increased Northern European port productivity by 14% above set target.
       Created and coordinated contingency plans (weather, strike, holidays, or emergencies).
       Realized $15M in bunker savings in 2 months as part of the ‘ETA Communication

2005-2007    Maersk Deutschland A/S & Co. KG                                Bremen, Germany
Key Account Manager

       Generated targeted business for Maersk Line Germany through both direct clients and
       Managed customer retention and satisfaction during the merger with P&O Nedlloyd.
       Developed compelling, sustainable, mutually-beneficial integrated service offerings
       consistent with business unit strategies.
       Supported the optimization of cooperation between different sales segments in liaison
       with Key Account desks, District Sales Managers, and the National Sales Manager.
       Supervised inside sales- and pricing coordinators.
       Maintained contract management-, pricing-, and forecasting systems

2003-2005     APM Terminals Pacific Ltd.                                Los Angeles, CA, USA
Assistant Operations Manager

       Served as an Assistant Operations Manager at one of the largest container terminals in
       the world. Supervisory duties included stevedoring operations utilizing 13 super post-
       panamax cranes, 29 RTGs and 34 top handlers operating in a 484 acre terminal.
       Conducted 8 crane operations against 6600 TEU vessels.
       Developed and sustained successful working relationships with foremen, crane drivers,
       clerks and longshoremen and their Union business agents.
       Increased on-time vessel departure service metrics from 27% to 100% when assigned to
       manage critical 3 party business.
       Integrated 140 acres of new container yard and 1500’ of berth.

2001-2003     Maersk Logistics Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG           Bremen, Germany
A.P Moeller-Maersk Management Trainee Program (Maersk International Shipping
Education – Graduate)

       Graduated from Class of 2001 (one of 414 selected from 45.000+ applicants).
       Completed intensive practical and theoretical education during a two-year period across
       all major divisions of the A.P. Moeller – Maersk Group with extensive multicultural
       Excelled in Maritime Technology, Economics, Investment, Offshore, and Liner Trade.
       Received training to further develop skills and gain experience in fields such as
       presentation technique, negotiation skills, and leadership skills/people management.
Education        2001-2003     College for Wholesale, Foreign Trade & Transport                Bremen, Germany

                 2000-2001     University of Bremen, Major: Economic Sciences                   Bremen, Germany
                               Major: Economic Sciences

                 1997-1999     University-entrance diploma (A-levels)                           Bremen, Germany
                               Specialization: Economics and English

Strengths &            Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
                       Excellent leadership and people development skills.
                       Self-motivated, dedicated, goal-oriented personality.
                       Team player, able to both provide and take direction well while prioritizing.
                       Languages: German (native), English (fluent), Dutch (fluent).
                       Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, Navis SPARCS, SAP.

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