Dover Port group appoints first chairman
An industry group advising on the development of the Port of Dover has appointed its first independent chairman and vice chairman to change how the port consults with business partners.
The Port Users Group (PUG), which consists of ferry operators, cruise lines, cargo firms, sister ports, tenants and other interested parties, has appointed James Ryeland as chairman and Robert Hardy as vice chairman.
Ryeland is managing director of Dover Cargo Terminal operator George Hammond PLC, while Hardy is general manager of MOTIS Freight Services Agency.
The group has been created to offer a platform for open engagement with the port.
“The election of James and Robert is a clear sign of our commitment to open, trusting and meaningful dialogue with all of our Port users as we work together in becoming the best port in the world,” said Tim Waggott, chief executive at Port of Dover.
Voyages to Antiquity announces new cruise director
Voyages to Antiquity has appointed a new cruise director in Neil Horrocks.
Horrocks will join the Aegean Odyssey at the start of the Mediterranean 2014 season on 24 March with more than 12 years of experience working on cruise ships.
He has joined the cruise line from several years onboard Saga’s Spirity of Adventure.
At Voyages to Antiquity he will develop entertainment and activities onboard the ship.