dship Americas has appointed Stephen Garifalos as director of sales in North America, and Kevin Turner as the regional head of chartering, North America.


Stephen Garifalos and Kevin Turner.

Garifalos has over 40 years of experience and is well-known in the breakbulk and project cargo industry, having led logistics teams as a carrier, exporter, importer, ship agent, and freight forwarder. He joins dship from Mediterranean Shipping Company USA, where he served as national sales director, out-of-gauge and specialised cargo.
Turner, meanwhile, has worked in the shipping sector for over two decades across bulk trades as well as heavy lift project chartering. According to dship, he has an excellent understanding of the US and South American markets. 

Lars Feller, president of dship Carriers, said: “They [Garifalos and Turner] bring a wealth of experience to our team and demonstrate our commitment to investing in our people to increase efficiency, streamline operations, and effectively implement management’s overall strategic objectives—all directed towards improving our services to our customers in the US and globally. 

“The restructuring of our Houston office reflects our commitment to ensuring that our organisation remains aligned with our core-values and that we continue to meet the evolving needs of our clients.”