APM Terminals head of Asia region Tim Smith is retiring at the end of August to be succeeded by Jonathan Goldner, APM Terminals’ current chief commercial officer.  

Mr Smith has been with APM Terminals in Asia since 2018. Prior to that he was with A.P. Moller – Maersk in Asia since 2005 in various senior leadership roles, most notably as regional director for North Asia for Maersk Line and chairman of Maersk China. 

In Mr Smith’s current role with APM Terminals he was instrumental in putting the Asia region on the path to profitable growth, not least by supervising important infrastructure investments, such as the expansion project in Yokohama, Japan. 

Mr Smith’s experience was also a valuable asset in establishing long-standing relationships with the company’s joint-venture partners and government officials, facilitating co-operation with all stakeholders across geographies. 

Mr Smith said, “I am very grateful to our whole team in Asia and very proud of how much we have accomplished together, jointly with our partners”. 

“I now look forward to spending more time with my family, as well as engaging even more in charity work, which is very close to my heart, all while remaining part of the APM Terminals community as a board member for some of our Asian companies,” he said.  


Succeeding Mr Smith on 1 September is Jonathan Goldner, currently APM’s CCO. 

Mr Goldner has been with A.P. Moller – Maersk for more than 24 years and has held leadership positions in the US and China, including as managing director of APM Terminals Tacoma and general manager of East China for logistics at Maersk. 

In his recent role as chief commercial officer for APM Terminals, Mr Goldner has played a lead role in helping the company become even more customer centric and attracting new businesses. 

Mr Goldner said, “I am thrilled with this new opportunity and look forward to working closely with our teams across Asia, which is a key region for APM Terminals. 

“Both our own terminals, as well as facilities where we are joint venture partners play a key role in Asian and global supply chains and I look forward to growing our business further in this exciting geography together with our customers and partners,” he said. 

Separately from the change of leadership, APM Terminals is also relocating its regional headquarters in Asia from Hong Kong to Singapore over the coming months.