Solent Stevedores has today announced the appointment of Clive Thomas as Commercial Director. The former Head of Commercial and Property at ABP’s Port of Southampton will join the Solent Stevedores Board on 16th August to help drive the company’s ambitious plans for growth.

Solent Stevedores’ commitment to delivering the highest standards of customer service has already led to rapid growth in its business at major ports across the UK, as well as expansion into new markets in Singapore, France, and the Channel Islands. Equipped with advanced handling and storage capabilities for a wide range of cargoes and an established global leader in cruise support services, Solent Stevedores plays a pivotal role in supporting the success of its customers and long-term partners worldwide.

The company is now building on this track record by appointing Clive who has undertaken several senior roles at ports in Southampton, South Wales and on the Humber over more than 25 years in the UK ports industry. With a wealth of knowledge and expertise covering all types of cargo, port operations and port-related businesses, Clive will help Solent cement and build new partnerships for the future, delivering further growth at the Port of Southampton and beyond.

Solent Stevedores Managing Director, Fiona Robson said, “We are thrilled that Clive will be joining our team as we continue to recover from the COVID-19 crisis and focus on delivering our exciting plans for the future. Clive has a brilliant reputation amongst all those who have worked with him during his time at ABP, including many of us here at Solent Stevedores. His experience and expertise will reinforce our ability to consistently deliver innovative, high quality solutions for our customers and partners, underpinning continued growth and shared success.”