Jack Mahoney

Jack Mahoney

President and Chief Executive Officer
Westwood Shipping Lines


Jack Mahoney joined Westwood Shipping Lines in September 2020.

Westwood Shipping Lines is an independent vessel operator, specializing in the trade between northeast Asia and the Pacific northwest. Its approach to success is its personal service and versatility, combined with reliable schedules and superior cargo handling capabilities to safely transport cargo. Oversized cargo, containers, breakbulk, & forest products sail together on the same Westwood ships. Westwood’s flexible ship design permits safe & efficient handling of all types of cargo, no matter how bulky or fragile.

He had been with Maersk since its acquisition of Sea-Land Service. Before joining Westwood, Jack had led Maersk’s Automotive Industry commercial group in North America since early 2019. Prior to that, he had been President of Maersk in Canada from late 2015. There, he led Maersk’s expansion into new markets as well as the launch of new ocean products. Previous to his time in Canada, Jack led Maersk’s forwarder sales group in the USA, starting in mid-2013, from its NJ regional head office.

From 2009, he was responsible for Trade Management in the USA which followed 3 years
in Copenhagen where he was responsible for the Pacific Eastbound trade. That was after
a similar two-year role in NJ.

Before that, he was in sales and sales management roles in a variety of US markets
including the Northeast, the Pacific Southwest, the South Atlantic, the Mid-Atlantic, and
the Midwest.

Jack graduated from The College of William and Mary in 1990. In 2018, he earned his
Masters in Transportation and Logistics from the University of Denver. While at Maersk,
he was an instructor of International Trade and Logistics at New York University. In
2019, he received his Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designation. He is
married to Emily and their children are Will (24) and Ellen (21).