About the Council

Anne Marie Kappel

Anne Marie Kappel

Vice President, Strategy & Communication

Anne Kappel joined the World Shipping Council (WSC) in 2005 and oversees WSC's communications and public relations activities and provides functional expertise in industry information and industry operations. She remains informed and conversant in all public policy issues being addressed by WSC. Additionally, she monitors and collaborates with various stakeholders on issues related to adequate landside infrastructure to support international supply chains. 

Anne joined the WSC from Maersk Inc., the North American agent for A.P. Moller-Maersk, where she was responsible for corporate communications, including employee communication and public relations. Anne has worked in the liner shipping industry for over twenty-five years and has held a broad range of management and leadership positions in sales, marketing, communications and trade management at Maersk Sealand, Sea-Land Service and U.S. Lines. She graduated with honors from Monmouth University and has completed a number of post-graduate courses including executive education programs at the Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland and the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business.

Today, Anne serves on the Ports and Channels Committee of the National Academy of Science's Transportation Research Board (TRB), as a member of the Board of Directors of the Containerization and Intermodal Institute (CII),  and represents the interests of the liner shipping industry on the Freight Stakeholder's Coalition, which is comprised of all sectors of the supply chain and meets regularly to exchange information and develop consensus positions on U.S. transportation legislation and public policy. From 2005-2009 she served on the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC), including two years as chairperson of the MTSNAC Intermodal Committee. In 2012, Anne became an Academic Advisor to the American University's Master of Public Affairs program.