Associated British Ports (ABP) Humber has announced the appointment of Mark Collier to the role of Dock Master Hull & Goole.
Mark, who has worked for ABP for 13 years, joined the company as a Berthing Master, before moving into the Senior Assistant Dock Master role. Grant Fotheringham will be supporting Mark as the new Senior Assistant Dock Master for Hull and Goole.
Mark’s looking forward to the challenges the new role will bring. He said: “I’ve worked in a number of marine management roles throughout my career, latterly as Senior Assistant Dock Master for ABP in Hull and Goole, and all have allowed me to develop my marine management skills.
“The new position will allow me to use all of that experience to fulfil my duties as Dock Master and I’m looking forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead.”
Prior to joining ABP Mark was the Port Manager for the Falkland Islands following a career in the Merchant Navy and he also worked on survey and fishery protection vessels in South Africa and South America.
Mark’s new role will involve fulfilling the duty of Dock Master for the area’s Statutory Harbour Authority which includes maintaining regular dialogue with dock users, regulatory authorities and adjacent harbour authorities; ensuring the authority and ABP comply with all statutory marine legislation, and overseeing the implementation of the Marine Safety Management System, as well as assisting with investment projects and oversee dredging budgets and procurement of services.
ABP Port Manager for Hull and Goole Mark Frith said: “Mark’s been with ABP for a number of years and has a great deal of experience and expertise. We know he’ll be a first-class Dock Master.
“As the UK’s leading port operator we pride ourselves on the quality of our workforce and in Mark and Grant we have an excellent team that will lead our marine staff to deliver an improved service for our partners and customers.”
Mark Collier continued: “I thoroughly enjoy working in the marine industry and relish the variation it brings, from managing people to resources and infrastructure.
“I’m looking forward to further developing my career with ABP – I have a vast pool of knowledge available to me in my colleagues and partners, and working with them to achieve a common goal is something that I find incredibly exciting.”