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CEO of major shipping group appointed to the board of the Port of Tyne

Mr Tom Boardley, CEO of CMA CGM (UK) Holdings Limited, has been appointed to the board of the Port of Tyne as a non-executive director, with effect from 1st July.

CMA CGM is one of the world's leading container shipping lines, based in Marseilles. As senior representative of CMA CGM UK, with a total of 450 staff in nine locations nationwide, Tom Boardley is responsible for the UK ship management for container vessels, shortsea shipping line management and the liner agency of the four CMA CGM brands in the UK, including Australian National Line, Delmas, and MacAndrews' Iberian and Poland services.

Based in the south east and a former pupil of Newcastle's Royal Grammar School, Mr Boardley started his career as a graduate trainee with OCL in 1978 after gaining an MA (Hons) in Engineering Science from Oxford University.

Sir Ian Wrigglesworth, Chairman of the Port of Tyne, said: “Tom Boardley has extensive experience of working in the container, transport and ports sectors in Europe, the Far East and Australasia. We are delighted to welcome him on board at what is undoubtedly the start of a new exciting phase in the port's growth.”

The Port of Tyne is a key player in the Tyne & Wear region; a dynamic trading hub with five business sectors comprising: conventional cargoes; supply chain services (container handling, warehousing, distribution, rail services); car terminals (Nissan and VW Group); International Passenger Terminal (cruise and ferries); and estates (68 commercial and manufacturing tenants, owner of 600 acres on the north and south side of the river Tyne). The Port of Tyne is one of the largest trust ports in the UK and is operated on a commercial basis.

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