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PD Ports has appointed Frans Calje to the new position of ‘key projects director’. Reporting to CEO David Robinson, Calje (a Dutch national) will assume responsibility for leading all the Northern Gateway Container Terminal (NGCT) project teams. He will be charged with overseeing the over £300m investment project in all future planning, construction and commercial aspects of this major new development at Teesport in north-east England.

PD Ports appoints Calje to key position

Calje brings considerable experience in the development of container terminals throughout Europe and in the USA, gained during a career within APM Terminals. As senior project manager – business development for APM Terminals International, he led the US$100m joint venture project between APMT and global shipping line CMA CGM to deliver a 30-year concession for the port of Mobile, Alabama.

In his most recent role as general manager – project implementation and business development, he was instrumental in the successful APMT bid for the first concession at the new Rotterdam Maasvlakte 2 development, a project involving investment of some €420m.