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New Port of Blyth head of commercial looks to bright future

Posted on 07 July 2021

New Port of Blyth head of commercial looks to bright future

The Port of Blyth has appointed a new Head of Commercial to oversee all business development activities and commercial strategy during what it expects to be an exceptionally busy period of expansion.  

With an excellent track record in business development and customer service as well as a great deal of experience of the North East’s port sector, Alasdair Kerr is ideally positioned to support the Northumberland port’s ambitious growth plans.

Amongst other opportunities, the recently announced Bates Clean Energy Terminal, featuring a brand-new heavy lift quay linked to 7HA of prime quayside development land, provides the port with a considerable opportunity to welcome new clients and drive up revenue.

Martin Lawlor, Chief Executive of Port of Blyth, said: “We’re delighted to welcome a person of Alasdair’s calibre to the port and are looking forward to him playing a key role in the next stage of our development.”

On his appointment, Alasdair added: “I’m thrilled to be joining the port and taking a lead on commercial matters at such an exciting time. There are so many positive developments taking place across a range of sectors around the estuary and I can’t wait to get started with the team and make my mark.”

Regarded as one of the UK’s leading offshore energy support bases, the Port of Blyth is home to some of the sector’s leading companies and regularly hosts high profile offshore wind and renewables projects, whilst also servicing a wide customer base across a number of industries.