APM Terminals (APMT) has appointed Rex Jackson as Head of Global Operations.
Previously Chief Operating Officer for APMT Tangier, Morocco Jackson will assume the new role effective September 2022.
With this appointment, Rex Jackson takes on the role previously held by Henrik Kristensen, who has since then assumed the position of Managing Director of APMT Port Elizabeth.
“With his first-hand experience in operations, Rex will build on our need and plan to standardise core operational processes and systems”, said Jack Craig, APMT Chief Operations Officer (ad interim).
“In his new role, Rex will focus on building a global team that will help implement APMT’s operational approach across our portfolio of terminals.
“This will allow us to further develop the operations performance management system and create value through our global footprint – all with a strong focus on serving our customers’ needs.”
Rex Jackson will continue to be based in Tangier, where APMT said it plans to accelerate research and development activities by establishing a centre of excellence for its global operations. The centre will, among other things, focus on continuous improvement, labour excellence, standardising IT processes and applications.
“I am very excited about this new opportunity and I look forward to building a strong and passionate team, focused on delivering a great customer experience rooted in safe, innovative and reliable operations”, said Rex Jackson.
In June, Kalmar received a repeat order for shuttle carriers to APMT Tangier.
APMT selected Kalmar to deliver 23 additional units – manually-driven, semi-automated hybrid shuttle carriers.