Maarten Poort

General Manager, Shipping and Maritime Americas

As the General Manager of Shipping and Maritime for the Americas, Maarten leads a community of who help provide safest, cleanest, most efficient solutions across Shell’s businesses in North and South America. His organization is responsible for a wide range of shipping activities including chartering of ships and barges, providing operational support for FPSO offloads, terminals and refineries, project delivery, maritime integrity, emergency response services, and operational and behavioural safety. He is excited and humbled to have the opportunity to lead industry-wide shipping decarbonization efforts in North America and to be part of a broader team which is becoming the world leader in delivering more and cleaner energy solutions to society.

Maarten joined Shell in 2005 as a petroleum engineer, and most recently served as asset manager and operations manager for the Gulf of Mexico. Other recent roles have included general manager in deepwater wells, development manager for a new platform, upstream portfolio and strategy lead, and finance and business planning assignments. In each of these roles he has demonstrated a passion for safe operations, learning, and inclusion to lead business transformation.

Maarten holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois but identifies as a Michigan State Spartan. There he completed his undergraduate studies and was a member of the crew team. He is married to Ali and enjoys being a dad to three young daughters, exploring the outdoors, supporting the Saints, and canoeing the Mississippi river.