The MICT is expected to benefit from Ghandar’s sterling experience in both the container terminal and liner shipping industries, especially his expertise in taking new terminals to a high level of operational efficiency. Of note are his stints as CEO of ICTSI’s Kattupalli International Container Terminal in India and as COO of APM Terminals’ Tangier-Med facility in Morocco. Both terminals are known for their extremely high level of berth productivity.
Mr Ghandar and his team led the start-up operations of the two terminals, both considered as greenfield projects, building the business and improving all operations and commercial processes for greater productivity.
Mr Ghandar also possesses in-depth knowledge of process automation solutions for container terminals that leverage cutting edge hardware and software for increased efficiency, safety and capacity while lowering costs to achieve efficient processes.
The appointment comes shortly after Mr Ghandar successfully completed tasks relating to ICTSI’s various projects in the Asian Region. He reports directly to Christian R Gonzalez, ICTSI Head of Asia-Pacific.