UAE-based Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately-owned independent port operator, has named Fred Castonguay as its new group chief operating officer.
Gulftainer, headquartered in Sharjah, said the appointment marks an important step in its ambitions to strengthen its growing ports and logistics portfolio across the globe.
Peter Richards, Group CEO at Gulftainer, said Castonguay's expertise and strengths in terminal operations and leadership will continue to reinforce its global reputation. A
"A seasoned industry veteran with a keen focus on operational excellence, he is well-qualified to join the team to steer Gulftainer into the next phase of strategic expansion,” said Richards.
“Fred will ensure the team maintains Gulftainer’s quality standards and that we fulfil our commitment to providing best-in-class services to the thriving logistics industry in the markets we currently operate. We also believe his experience will add value to our business development pipeline in target markets, including the Middle East, North America and Africa,” he added.
With nearly 25 years experience in terminal operations, Castonguay joins the UAE firm from Ports America Group.
“Gulftainer’s operations are at a very compelling stage, given its strong vision for the Middle East region and robust global expansion strategy," Castonguay said.For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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