North Carolina Ports Chief Commercial Officer retires
North Carolina Ports is announcing the retirement of Chief Commercial Officer Greg Fennell. Fennell has led NC Ports’ business development since being appointed to the leadership position in January 2015. He will continue to serve as the CCO until January 2020.
Market growth under Fennell’s leadership includes the addition of several new container lines and a rapidly expanding perishables portfolio supporting the agriculture and grocery sectors in the southeastern United States. Fennell also played an instrumental role in the recently enhanced Queen City Express Service – a direct, daily intermodal service moving double-stacked containers between the Port of Wilmington and Charlotte, North Carolina.
North Carolina Ports has named Hans Bean as Fennell’s replacement. Bean most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Business Development for NC Ports and joined the Ports Authority in November 2016 to help expand and grow its global customer base.
Bean brings over twenty years of experience in the maritime industry. Prior to his role at the Ports Authority, he served as Senior Director, Commercial – Sales and Marketing for APM Terminals, North America. He also spent more than 10 years abroad with Maersk Line with a focus on beneficial cargo owners.
About North Carolina Ports
North Carolina’s ports in Wilmington and Morehead City and Charlotte Inland Port link the state’s consumers, business and industry to world markets and serve as magnets to attract new business and industry to the State of North Carolina. Port activities contribute statewide to more than 87,700 jobs and $678 million each year in state and local tax revenues.