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Scots chief heads south to Dover

[ April 8, 2019   //   ]

Port of Dover has appointed current Montrose Port Authority chief executive Nik Scott-Gray as general manager of its Cargo arm. He is due to take up his new post in July.

Mr Scott-Gray has held the role at the north-east Scottish port since May 2015, having overseen the financial performance and driven the strategic direction of a business handling a broad variety of vessels and cargoes. Prior to his time at Montrose, he worked across all aspects of operations on a portfolio of seven ports for Forth Ports .

Port of Dover chief commercial officer, Barbara Buczek, said: “This is a very exciting year for the long-term future of our cargo business. Since the arrival of Geest in early 2018, we have already seen a 38.6% increase in ship import tonnage and an 8% increase in ship calls. Our customers have great expectations about their future at Dover and I am delighted that we have appointed someone with the right experience to drive every aspect of the business forward and realise our collective ambitions.”

Nik Scott-Gray added: “With such a fantastic future ahead of it, created by a platform of much-anticipated new facilities and strong customer demand, I look forward to bringing my full industry experience to Dover and delivering on its success.”

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