RICHARD WILLIS

Profession: Port Consultant
Specialities: Systems, Designs, Operations
Nationality: British
Telephone: +44 (0) 7730 039885
Email: rwillis@port-consultants.com

Richard Willis is an experienced container and general cargo operations management, with extensive skills in the selection, procurement and deployment of systems and technology within the port environment.

After University, Richard worked for global shipping lines, then moved to terminal operations at Port of Liverpool (MDHC/Peel Ports) for 10 years, managing 24x7 stevedoring and landside operation, working with all types of cargo and process in a leadership role.

Richard switched over to the technology sector, working for a global Terminal Operating System (TOS) provider, delivering project to container and general cargo terminals around Europe.  This often included business process mapping, software requirements gathering, solution design, staff training and change management associated with such projects, bringing automation and efficiency to terminal clients.

Independently, as owner of Port Solutions Ltd since 2011, Richard delivers a mixture of consulting on best practice for cargo operations, terminal design and process, alongside a strong engagment with delivery and project management of systems and technology projects worldwide.

Richard is PRINCE2 certified and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Richard speaks fluent Italian and has worked around the world delivering projects and consulting; from New Zealand to Norway, Miami to Myanmar, Durban to Dubai.

Richard has worked with major port and terminal operator groups, such as APM Terminals, PSA and DP World, as well as regional leaders and a range of niche ports.