Flinders Port Holdings is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Cox as General Manager of Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal. Mr Cox will join the South Australian port services group on 11 May as part of the group’s succession planning, replacing the facility’s existing General Manager, Peter Cheers who is retiring.
Currently General Manager of Teekay Shipping Towage Operations in Port Headland, Mr Cox previously worked in management roles for Patrick Container Terminal in Brisbane and Rooney Shipping and Trading in East Timor. He was recruited into the new role at Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal, following a nation-wide executive search.
Vincent Tremaine, Chief Executive Officer, Flinders Port Holdings said, “We are delighted to have secured Steve as the new General Manager for Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal. His operational expertise is highly regarded in the sector and his management style and strong focus on safety are a great fit with our values and our development plans for the Container Terminal.”
Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal’s vision is to be recognised as the most efficient and customer focussed container terminal operator in Australia. Mr Cox will have overall responsibility for the Terminal, leading the integration of new equipment into operations, improving efficiency and service levels for customers.
Peter Cheers, incumbent General Manager at Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal, is set to retire in July this year after 14 years of exemplary service with the Flinders Port Holdings Group. More recently, Mr Cheers led the assimilation of the facility into Flinders Port Holdings following the acquisition of the Container Terminal by Flinders Port Holdings from DP World South Australia in 2012.
“Peter has done an outstanding job integrating the business with the Group’s systems and culture and leading the modernisation planning process. We’ve recently implemented a significant program of investment including a $24 million capital outlay for two new ship-to-shore Post Panamax cranes. Steve Cox will take the Terminal forward, spearheading the planned step-up in operational efficiency and service optimisation for our valued customers,” said Mr Tremaine.
About Flinders Port Holdings Pty Ltd
Flinders Port Holdings Pty Ltd is the holding company for the Group’s ports, logistics and container terminal businesses.
About Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal
Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal has operated since July 2012 when Flinders Port Holdings gained 100% ownership of the Adelaide Container Terminal from DP World South Australia. Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal aims to be recognised as the most efficient and customer focussed container terminal operator in Australia. The Container Terminal facility, located in Outer Harbor, South Australia, handled around 380,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), including overstows and empty TEUs, and stevedored 329 container ships in 2014.