APM Terminals Bahrain, the operators of Khalifa Bin Salman Port, has announced the appointment of Mark Hardiman as the new Managing Director effective 1 August, 2015. Mr. Hardiman, who was previously the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of APM Terminals Bahrain, will replace Marco Neelsen, who will end his dedicated four year tenure at the port.
Mr. Hardiman joined APM Terminals Bahrain in 2012 as the COO and has been influential in driving growth and enhancing business performance across the port’s various functions, including operations, IT and technical services. During the last three years, Mr. Hardiman has demonstrated his wide range of industry experience by implementing performance enhancements to the inner workings of Khalifa Bin Salman Port.
Mr. Hardiman expressed his gratitude and to contribute to the port’s continued growth, he said: “I am thankful for the opportunity and hope to continue the excellent progress we at APM Terminals Bahrain have accomplished together under the leadership of Mr. Neelsen over the last few years. It has been a pleasure working with him and we are sincerely grateful for Mr. Neelsen’s dedication to APM Terminals over the past 14 years in Germany, Oman, Jordan and lastly in Bahrain. Looking forward, I am really excited about working together to further develop Khalifa Bin Salman Port, along with the Port and Maritime Authority of Bahrain (PMA) under the Ministry of Transport, Customers, Employees and other port stakeholders on strategies and courses of action to ensure we continually improve and deliver an exceptional level of service through our operations, and contribute to the growth of the Bahrain’s economy by facilitating trade with the rest of the world”.
APM Terminals Bahrain operates and manages the Khalifa Bin Salman Port under a concession agreement from the Government of Bahrain. APM Terminals Bahrain provides a wide range of operational services at Khalifa Bin Salman Port and applies the latest innovation and technology to improve safety performance at the port. The company aims towards the highest international standards; and Khalifa Bin Salman Port is one of the few multi-purpose ports in the region.