Before moving to Thamesport in 2005, Mr Robertson was divisional logistics manager at HPH’s Port of Felixstowe, the UK’s largest container gateway. A graduate in business organisation and a member of the Institute of Logistics, he began his career in commercial management in 1980. He held senior positions in several companies, including British Gas Services and General Domestic Appliances, before entering the ports industry at Felixstowe in 2002.
He took up his position with the Mersey Ports Division of Peel Ports, the UK’s second largest ports group, effective October 11, 2006. The Royal Seaforth Terminal has a capacity of 600,000 teu a year and is the third largest of the UK’s container ports. It is expanding rapidly, having introduced three new container services on the North Atlantic Trade in the first half of this year. It is currently awaiting the outcome of a public inquiry into its plans to build a new post-Panamax container terminal on the River Mersey.