Sunday 23rd Sep, 2018

Stevedore announces staffing changes


STEVEDORING giant DPW Australia has announced key appointments for its Melbourne and Sydney terminals.

Robert Snow has been appointed to the DPWA Melbourne terminal as general manager operations while Bas Hokke has signed on as general manager operations in Sydney.

Chief operations officer (terminals), Max Kruse, said the Melbourne and Sydney terminals had been under the “temporary stewardship” of Rowan Bullock and Ray Lee while the search proceeded for longer term replacements.

“I’m pleased to announce the appointment of two experienced executives with extensive container stevedoring knowledge,” Mr Kruse said.

“I’d like to thank Ray and Rowan for their continuing and tireless efforts. Both Rowan and Ray have made a positive impact on the local teams and on DP World Australia.”

Mr Kruse said Robert Snow had more than 20 years’ experience across the transport and logistics sector.

“Robert joins us from APM Terminals where he was chief operations officer for the Aqaba Container Terminal, Jordan. Prior to that, he worked in Egypt at the Suez Canal Container Terminal.”

He is to start work on October 30.

Bas Hokke joins DPWA with more than three decades of global ports experience.

“Bas was most recently vice president group operations for Asian Terminals Incorporated (ATI), part of the DP World Group in the Philippines. In his six years with ATI, Bas was responsible for the Manila, Batangas and Laguna business units,” Mr Kruse said.

“Prior to ATI, Bas worked with APM Terminals as chief operations officer at Salalah and general manager operations at Pelepas.”

He is to start work in Sydney on Wednesday November 22.

“Rowan and Ray will provide a detailed handover to the new general managers operations, and will continue to lend us their knowledge and experience through an ongoing working relationship with the operations team, beyond their respective departures,” Mr Kruse said.

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