J M Baxi Ports & Logistics Names Captain Alpesh Abhay Sharma as the New COO to Lead Container Business

J. M. Baxi Ports & Logistics Ltd. has appointed Captain Alpesh Abhay Sharma as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for its container business. Sharma will take on comprehensive responsibility for the container segment, overseeing sales and operational efficiency across container terminals, including ICD, CFS, and rail operations.

Sharma’s leadership is expected to be pivotal in steering strategic initiatives and maintaining the company’s position at the forefront of industry innovation, according to J. M. Baxi Ports & Logistics. Reporting directly to Dhruv Kotak, Group Managing Director, Sharma will collaborate closely with various teams to enhance operations and drive revenue growth.

German container shipping line Hapag-Lloyd AG holds a 40% stake in the unlisted J. M. Baxi Ports & Logistics.

Sharma joins J. M. Baxi Ports & Logistics following nearly 13 years at Dubai’s DP World Ltd., where he held several key roles across India and Southeast Asia. His positions included CEO of NSICT at Jawaharlal Nehru Port, CEO of LCIT Terminals in Thailand, CEO for Thailand, and VP Commercial (Ports and Terminals) for Southeast Asia. He has also served on various boards within DP World Subcontinent and DP World APAC. Prior to DP World, Sharma held leadership positions at Maersk Line (India) and OOCL (India) as Country Head for Operations.

“His profound understanding of container terminal operations and the commercial landscape will be instrumental in driving our growth and creating opportunities for our business,” J. M. Baxi Ports & Logistics stated.

J. M. Baxi Ports & Logistics operates container terminals at Jawaharlal Nehru Port, Visakhapatnam Port, Deendayal Port (Kandla), Haldia Dock Complex, and a multipurpose terminal at Paradip Port. The company also manages container freight stations, inland container depots, bulk logistics, rail logistics (container trains), cold chain logistics, and heavy project logistics. Additionally, it will soon commence container handling operations at V.O. Chidambaranar Port.


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