Team Philosophy

The Port Solutions Team is –

  Freelance and flexible – experts in their field

  Always independent of suppliers or vested interests – ensuring fair advice

  Internationally mobile to support onsite or remote-working projects

  Available individually or as a team to suit project needs and budgets

Review the tabs to see details of team member skills and experience…

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Richard Willis

Managing Director and Owner           

Port & Terminal Operations, Systems and Efficiency Projects

Skill Areas – 

Terminal Operations & Process Analysis – containers, general cargo, Ro/Ro

Systems Design and Delivery – TOS and related systems;  requirements, tendering, testing, training and implementation

Port and Terminal Design – new-build, greenfield and renovation projects

Project Management – leading teams

Work Experience – 

Over 20 years in the port industry – operational management, cargo handling and systems projects

International project experience; Norway to New Zealand, Miami to Myanmar.

Chartered Member of Institute of Logistics and Transport

Associate Member of Chartered Institute for IT

PRINCE2 Certified

BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis

Colin Stevenson

Bulk and General Cargo Operations Specialist         

Breakbulk & Bulk Cargo operations, Productivity Improvements, Terminal Efficiency

Skill Areas – 

Biomass / Wood Pellet cargo handling and terminal infrastructure specialist, including HAZID and HAZOP reviews

Terminal and Cargo operations development

Shipboard operations

Process Efficiency

Safety enhancements and auditing

Change Leadership – managing teams to improve efficiency and practice

Operational Cost Control

Work Experience – 

Over 40 years in the port and shipping industry, covering: terminal management and development, vessel operations, quality assurance, process and leadership change, labour relations

Master Mariner

Raffaele Caso

ICT Strategy and Design Consultant    

IT management, networking and business continuity

Skill Areas – 

ICT strategy for port operators

Networking and Hardware design

Data Center Management

Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

All major IT tools – SAP to Oracle to VMWare

Work Experience – 

Over 15 years managing ICT at a major Italian port

ICT Project Manager and budget owner

Kevin Martin

Port Operations Analyst and IT Project Manager    

IT Project Management and Solution Design

Skill Areas – 

Port systems analysis, efficiency and solution design

Project management, including offshore development teams

Multi-Cargo and Marine Operations systems

Specialist in TOS, including MACH/IPOS (TCS)

Work Experience – 

Over 20 years at major UK Port Authority

Personally delivered over £1M of successful systems projects

BCS Business Analysis diploma