Two senior appointments at Peel Ports

Peel Ports has announced the appointment of Amanda Harvey as Head of Bulk Terminal Operations (Mersey) and Rachel Hinton as the Head of Sales (Mersey).

Amanda joins the business from a strong operations and logistics background, having held responsibilities for a number of business units and operational teams including operations and general management roles with Sainsbury's, B&M Retail and most recently Hermes Logistics. Amanda began her career with Safeway, working her way up from an administrative role to become a distribution centre operations manager. As well as agri-bulks she will be responsible for the teams managing biomass, rail and dry bulks.

Rachel also has a strong supply chain and commercial background, having held responsibilities for a number of sales and account management teams within service, manufacturing and logistics sectors. Most recently Rachel headed up sales at Flextronics as their Business Unit Director supporting a number of strategic accounts including Sony and Hewlett Packard. She will be responsible for sales activities across all commodity groups. Her team is also responsible for Peel Ports' multi-user warehousing sales.

David Huck, Port Director, said: "The logistics sector is changing and our business is growing rapidly. That calls for a fresh approach from the next generation of supply chain leaders, so we're delighted to have secured these two appointments as we look to expand our operations further. Although much of the focus around our company just now is on the Liverpool2 terminal, containers are only one of the diverse cargos that we handle, so it's essential that we maintain our position as industry leaders in those other sectors. Amanda and Rachel will help us to do that and we are very pleased to have them on board."

Amanda said: "Liverpool is one of the UK's leading ports for bulk commodities of all types and has had some major recent developments with investment in its agri-bulk, steel and biomass facilities. It's also one of the best connected, with road, direct rail and the Manchester Ship Canal. I'm looking forward to using my transferable skills from other logistics operations to help provide the best possible service to our current and prospective customers."

Rachel said: "The port's profile has never been higher as we approach the official opening of the Liverpool2 terminal. It's a very exciting time for the business across all of our commodities, not just containers. We have ambitious plans for the future, especially because we're able to offer an increasingly integrated supply chain service. I'm delighted to be leading the Mersey sales team at such an important point in Peel Ports' history."

Amanda and Rachel both joined the company in October and are based at Peel Ports' Liverpool head office.

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