Robert Hambleton

Managing Director

Combining over thirty years of Container Terminal experience and five years serving as a Captain within the UK Armed Forces, Robert has worked across six different countries (UK, Malta, Egypt, Vietnam, Turkey and Saudi Arabia) for six different Terminal Operators (APM Terminals, Hutchison, ABP, Gulftainer, Port of Marsaxlokk, Port of Tilbury), and he is currently the Managing Director of Gulftainer in KSA.

His experience also includes Terminal Business Development in Turkey, Greece, Italy, Poland, Ireland and Russia, combining specific knowledge of operational and commercial activities with a diplomatic approach to Government Departments and Institutions.

He was the Managing Director of the APMT facility, Cai Mep International Terminal in Vietnam, seeing treble digit growth over an 18-month period, lifting it to capacity of over I.2 million TEU’s.

Moving to APMT Izmir in 2017 as Managing Director, Robert led the ownership transition from the APMT to SOCAR (The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic), focusing on the management of the major stakeholders, legal requirements and financial projections, whilst delivering operational excellence and the highest safety standards.

Robert moved to Saudi Arabia with Gulftainer in 2022.


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