The Port of New Orleans has appointed Todd Rives as its new vice president and chief commercial officer, reports the American Journal of Transportation. He succeeds Bobby Landry, who will retire after 31 years.
In his new role, Rives will help Port NOLA realize current and future growth opportunities. “Todd’s accomplishments include a track record of meeting ambitious goals, developing effective private partnerships and improving profitability in challenging environments,” says Brandy D. Christian, president and CEO of Port NOLA and CEO of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, in a statement.
Most recently, Rives served as CMA CGM’s vice president for marine sourcing, managing $1.7 billion in U.S. maritime operations. “I am thrilled to join the Port of New Orleans team at such a pivotal time as the port continues to execute its strategic master plan to meet and exceed the demands of the changing global market,” Rives says in a statement.
Rives held previous roles in both domestic and international markets for CMA CGM in South Africa, Nigeria, France and Canada as well as its headquarters in Norfolk, Va. Read the full story.