Gulftainer, the port management and logistics group headquartered in Sharjah, UAE, has named Peter Ford as its Group Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Peter Ford joins Gulftainer from his last position at APM Terminals where he was appointed to oversee the Port of Salalah as its CEO.
In his new role he will be based in the UAE and will focus on Gulftainer’s international operations and developments.
Peter Richards, Gulftainer’s Managing Director, said, “Gulftainer has experienced exponential growth in the last twelve 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.”
Previously, Peter Ford has 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, Peter has a B.Sc. in transportation from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and an MBA from University of Phoenix, USA.