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Charles Baker becomes CEO of DCT Gdańsk

Charles Baker becomes CEO of DCT Gdańsk
DCT Gdansk's new CEO Charles Baker

DCT Gdańsk has appointed Charles Baker as its new CEO to lead Poland’s largest container terminal into its next lap of growth and expansion.

Charles Baker assumed his responsibilities with effect from July 9, 2021, and succeeded Cameron Thorpe who has left to guide PSA International’s projects in Belgium.

Baker said: “I am deeply honoured to have been entrusted with this new role in Poland and very excited to be able to work with the dynamic and professional team at DCT Gdańsk.

“I look forward to working closely with both the internal and external stakeholders to bring DCT Gdańsk to the next level in terms of operational and service excellence to meet the needs of our valued customers and partners.”

Baker started his career at Canada Maritime Agencies, which belonged to CP Ships in Canada, and in the following years he took on managing roles in various leading shipping and port companies in the UK and the Netherlands.

Across these companies he held operational, supervisory as well as marketing, commercial and sales positions.

Before taking over Thorpe’s role as CEO at DCT Gdańsk Baker served as VP at PSA Americas.

“I would like to thank Cameron for his great contributions towards the success at DCT Gdańsk and for putting in place a solid foundation for the terminal’s next phase of growth,” Baker added.

DCT Gdańsk was launched in 2007 and has a capacity of over 3m teu annually – in 2020, the terminal handled over 1.9m teu.