Peter Ford starts new role at Gulftainer

New chief operating officer to focus on international operations.
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Following news of his appointment last month, Peter Ford has started in his new role of group chief operating officer (COO) at Sharjah-based Gulftainer.

Joining from APM Terminals, where he was the Port of Salalah CEO, his new role will be based in the UAE and focus on Gulftainer’s international operations and developments.

Peter Richards, Gulftainer’s managing director, said: “Gulftainer has experienced exponential growth in the last 12 months. As one of the leading port management companies in the Middle East, we are well-positioned to expand in our local markets and to develop through new opportunities.

“Peter Ford’s appointment is in line with our goals to extend our footprint across regional and global markets in the near future. His successful track-record in global terminal management will be a huge asset to the team.”

Ford has previously held a number of managerial positions within APM Terminals, including most recently the positions of chief operating officer for APM Terminals European Region and head of new product development project. His job experience includes postings to Jamaica, USA as well as the Netherlands.

Fluent in Dutch, German and English, Ford has a B.Sc. in transportation from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and an MBA from University of Phoenix, USA.

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