Marco Neelsen to succeed Heinrich Ahlers at Buss Port Logistics

On October 1, Marco Neelsen will assume Heinrich Ahlers’ position as Chief Executive Officer

On October 1st of this year, Marco Neelsen (40) will assume Heinrich Ahlers’ position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Buss Port Logistics (BPL). Heinrich Ahlers (64) will stay with Buss Group until at least the end of 2016.

Marco Neelsen will continue to chart the course that has proven successful for Buss Port Logistics over the past years. His knowledge and experience will drive the company’s continued growth and internationalisation. In just five years, Buss Port Logistics has developed nine new terminals – in the German interior, but also in the Netherlands and in Turkey while doubling the number of employees and tripling the number of handled cargo. Meanwhile BPL has become one of the market leaders in offshore logistics in the Northern and Baltic Sea. The goal is to further expand the Buss Group’s port and logistics sector and – particularly abroad – to develop and operate more port projects in the multi-purpose and bulk cargo areas, but also in the area of container handling.

Marco Neelsen is a trained navigational officer. In his career up to now Marco Neelsen took on operational management positions within the AP Möller Terminals Group in places like Oman, Nigeria and Aqaba, Jordan. Most recently and since 2012, he was the CEO of the Khalifa Bin Salman Port in Bahrain.

Dr. Killinger, Managing Partner at Buss Group GmbH & Co. KG: "We are very excited to have found in him a suitable, well qualified successor for Heinrich Ahlers to lead our port enterprise, which is celebrating its 95thanniversary this year, into the future."

About the Buss Group

Buss was founded in 1920 as a port company in Hamburg. Since then, the owner-managed establishment has continued to develop in response to growing market demands. Today, the Buss Group employs a staff of about 770 in five business areas that complement each other perfectly: Port Services (Buss Port Logistics), Logistics Real Estate (Ixocon), Investments (Buss Capital), Container Leasing (Raffles Lease), and Ships’ Management and Operation (Buss Shipping). In addition, Buss is a large shareholder in the ship owner Aug. Bolten. Buss is the epitome of an innovative and reliable service group in global logistics.


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