Head of Operations, Portsmouth International Port


With over 30 year’s experience exclusively in the maritime sector, James has extensive knowledge of the ports industry. 

After working in every aspect of operations throughout his career, James was recently promoted to Head of Operations at Portsmouth International Port. Focussing on coordinating complex operations and trade requirements, James is responsible for managing stakeholder needs from the ports main ferry and cruise customers and key suppliers, as well as the delivery of shore-side operations to ensure the port continues to meet industry standards and deliver a high quality service.

In 2023, Portsmouth was successfully awarded funding to embark on a ground-breaking decarbonisation project which will see the port design, build and operate a shore power system across its three busiest berths. This investment in infrastructure has the potential to revolutionise the UK’s maritime sector, and further establishes Portsmouth International Port’s reputation as a living laboratory of green technology with industry-leading sustainability credentials.