The Port of Tyne has welcomed a familiar face on board to help guide the company into the future.
Richard Newton, formerly the firm’s commercial manager, has been appointed commercial director for logistics for the South Shields-based port.
Mr Newton has previously enjoyed international logistics roles in both operational and commercial positions in North East England and Northern Ireland, with Lidl and Montgomery Transport Group.
Mr Newton is delighted to have landed a new role at the port.
Richard said: “I am delighted to be building on 13 years’ experience at the Port of Tyne which has included securing new routes, increasing loaded container exports and developing the highest customer service standards for our customers, whether they are blue chip global companies or local manufacturers.
“This is a great opportunity to help deliver our strategy for growth, bringing the outstanding customer service and exceptional value we provide across our multi-modal logistics services to new and expanding sectors.”