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Port of Tyne appoints logistics expert

Port of Tyne appoints logistics expert

(Posted on 14/02/20)

Mel Brockhouse has joined the Port of Tyne as its Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Mel will be responsible for the Port’s operational activity, including engineering, infrastructure, rail-freight, transport and warehousing.

Originally from Birmingham, Mel has over 30 years’ experience in global logistics strategy and operations. He joins the Port from NFT, an international logistics group and subsidiary of EV Cargo, where he was Managing Director of Operations from 2018.  

Previously, Mel worked for DHL for 33 years, most recently as its Vice President of Operations.   At DHL, he was responsible for the group’s largest commercial accounts in the UK and Ireland, managing a team of 7,000, with an annual turnover of £350m, Mel led the business’s transformation in operational efficiency and innovation.

Matt Beeton, Port of Tyne’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to welcome Mel to the team. He brings substantial knowledge of the global logistics industry and will play a significant role in helping us to achieve the goals in our Tyne 2050 strategy.”

“This is a fantastic new challenge. I’m really excited about working in the North East and helping the Port of Tyne to achieve its vision. The Port has excellent growth potential as the Gateway to the North and I’m looking forward to working with Matt and the team,” said Mel.

Port of Tyne is one of the UK's major deep-sea ports, operating in bulks, break bulk, offshore, rail-freight, automotive, cruise and ferry, logistics, and estates

One of the UK’s largest Trust Port’s, the Port of Tyne is entirely self-financing it receives no Government funding, is run on a commercial basis and reinvests all profits back into the Port for the benefit of all of its stakeholders, who are customers, employees, business, Government and community.

During a decade of development, the Port of Tyne has invested over £130 million in diversifying its operations to handle a growing range of commodities.

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