Marco Neelsen

Marco Neelsen CEO | Port of Tanjung Pelepas

Marco Neelsen is the CEO of Port of Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd.

Neelsen has more than 20 years of experience in the maritime industry, predominantly in Ports within Europe, Middle East and Asia.

Neelsen joined the Port of Tanjung Pelepas in 2016.  Prior to that, he was the CEO of Buss Port Logistics GMBH & CO. KG in Hamburg where he was responsible in leading a portfolio of twelve multipurpose and offshore terminals in Germany, Netherlands and Turkey.

His professional experience also covers several port operations and top-level management position within APM Terminals, having spent more than ten years in various ports in Middle East like Salalah (Oman), Aqaba (Jordan), Saudi-Arabia and Bahrain as well as a stint in Lagos (Nigeria).

Neelsen is a certified and trained navigational officer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Maritime Transport and a Master Mariner License from Germany.

About the Port

The Port of Tanjung Pelepas, located in Johor Bahru District, Malaysia, is the largest container port in the country. The Port, which has an annual capacity of 12,500,000 TEU, is a joint venture between APM Terminals (30%) and MMC’s ports and logistics division. 


4-6 November 2019 speaker at Smart Digital Ports of the Future Conference in Nhow, Rotterdam

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