APM Terminals Bahrain, operator of Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP), has appointed Bo Lange as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Mr Lange has 12 years of port and logistics industry experience and will be responsible for providing strategic leadership for KBSP across all port operations.
Prior to joining APM Bahrain, Mr Lange held senior executive positions within the Operations and Management departments at Maersk.
He also served as Regional COO with APM Terminals in Africa from 2015-2018 – driving the APM Inland transformation process, and enhancing business relationships with customers.
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CEO/Managing Director of APM Terminals Bahrain, Mark Hardiman, said: “We welcome Lange who is an experienced professional in the global logistics industry with proven expertise in the port operations business.
“His extensive knowledge will be an asset to our operations in Bahrain that will enable us to drive new operational efficiencies for KBSP and explore new continuous improvement levels and methods to help achieve greater competitiveness and higher standards of performance.
Bo Lange said: “I am really excited to take on the new role at APM Terminals Bahrain at a time when customer-centricity is the focus area for KBSP.
“As a vital contributor to Bahrain’s national economy and noted for its world-class facilities and operational excellence, KBSP has been one of the top performing terminals in the APM Terminals network.
“Hence, the focus will be to maintain its leading position on productivity at the same time increase the traffic through KBSP by attracting transshipment to key upper-gulf markets as per the local strategy.”