Port of Dover Cargo has appointed a new general manager in what is set to be an extremely busy period for the port.
Nik Scott-Gray is currently chief executive at Montrose Port Authority, and moves to Dover in July. In Scotland he oversaw the financial performance and strategic direction of a business handling a broad variety of vessels and cargoes.
Prior to his time at Montrose, he gained significant terminal management experience working across all aspects of operations on a portfolio of seven ports for Forth Ports.
Scott-Gray will have plenty to get his teeth into when he moves to Kent. As well as the well-documented fears around the impact of Brexit on freight in Dover, the Port of Dover will also open its new multi-purpose cargo terminal facility this year as part of its £250 million Dover Western Docks Revival development.
Barbara Buczek, chief commercial officer at the Port of Dover, said: “This is a very exciting year for the long-term future of our cargo business. Since the arrival of Geest in early 2018, we have already seen a 38.6 per cent increase in ship import tonnage and an eight per cent increase in ship calls. Our customers have great expectations about their future at Dover and I am delighted that we have appointed Nik, someone with the right experience to drive every aspect of the business forward and realise our collective ambitions.”
Scott-Gray added: “I am delighted to be joining Port of Dover Cargo at this watershed moment for the business. With such a fantastic future ahead of it, created by a platform of much-anticipated new facilities and strong customer demand, I look forward to bringing my full industry experience to Dover and delivering on its success.”
Source: Fresh Produce Journal website