Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK ports operator group, has announced that it has appointed Bryan Davies as its Divisional Ports Manager for the North-West region including the Port of Fleetwood.A strategic ports sector leader, Bryan is currently managing director of UM Terminals, where he manages eight bulk liquid terminals across the UK, offering comprehensive services for diverse sectors from food to fuel.
He brings 30 years of experience from roles with Peel Ports, Quality Freight UK and Frank Armitt and Sons, with a track record in delivering safe, profitable and efficient operations.
The North-West region comprises the ports of Barrow and Silloth, which Bryan will directly manage, as well as Garston and Fleetwood.
ABP said he will have overall responsibility for leading the strategic development, stakeholder management and operational delivery of these four ports to meet ABP’s business objectives, and directors were delighted to welcome Bryan to the company.
Andrew Harston, ABP’s regional director for Wales and Short Sea Ports, said: “We look forward to Bryan joining the team. With significant experience into translating ambitious strategy into business delivery, it’s a great time to bring Bryan into ABP.
"ABP’s ports have always had an important part to play in Keeping Britain Trading, and increasingly they are providing the facilities needs for the energy transition- our North-West ports are critical for this.”
Earlier this year, ABP became first ports group in Europe to use a new digital Master Pilot Exchange programme, eMPX, designed to help pilots guide ships to safe harbour using new technology.