Polish port operator DCT Gdansk has announced that Cameron Thorpe has been appointed as the company’s new CEO.
Thorpe, who was the CEO of DP World London Gateway from February 2015 to November 2016, succeeded Maciek Kwiatkowski, who is retiring.
Under the leadership of Kwiatkowski, DCT Gdansk finalised the construction of its recently opened second berth, T2.
Thorpe said: “With our T2 facility now open, we will further enhance our excellent customer service and facilitate intermodal trade as the premier hub port in the region.”
Prior to his time as London Gateway’s CEO, Thorpe held the role of managing director of DP World Korea and vice president of Korea’s largest container terminal PNC for almost two years.
Before that, he was the CEO of DP World LCIT terminal in Laem Chabang, Thailand, from November 2009 to February 2013.
Thorpe had joined DP World in 2003 as the company’s global business development manager, followed by his appointment as general manager for Romania’s Constanta Container Terminal in 2005 and as director and general manager in Brisbane in 2006, when DP World acquired the P&O Group.
Prior to entering the terminal industry, Thorpe worked in the shipping industry for 16 years holding several roles at the container shipping company P&O Nedlloyd.