A NEW manager has been appointed to oversee Portsmouth International Port.
Mike Sellers was unveiled as the new port director following Martin Putman’s decision to retire after 28 years in the role.
Mr Sellers has spent the past 20 years working for Associated British Ports, and was the port manager at Grimsby and Immingham.
Born into a family of dock workers in Hull, his entire career has been dedicated to shipping.
He has held senior roles at a number of ports in East Anglia and Humberside.
Speaking about his new job at Portsmouth International Port, Mr Sellers said: ‘I am tremendously proud to be offered the position of port director.
‘Portsmouth International Port has an excellent reputation within the port industry, is Britain’s best-connected ferry port, and I am very much looking forward to building on Martin’s and the team’s work to continue to deliver growth and success for the port, our customers and the city as a whole.’
Councillor Donna Jones, Tory leader of Portsmouth City Council, welcomed the news.
Cllr Jones said: ‘Portsmouth City Council attracted a really strong field of candidates for the position of port director to succeed Martin Putman on his retirement.
‘I am delighted to announce that Mike Sellers has been appointed.
‘Mike has extensive experience in the sector.’