The Georgia Ports Authority has named Ed McCarthy as its new COO. McCarthy comes to Georgia from his latest post in Norfolk,Va., as chief operating officer for CMA CGM America. Tuesday 6 September was his first day on the new job.
“We’re thrilled to bring on someone with Ed’s expertise to oversee port operations,” said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch.“His experience at major shipping lines and port terminals on both coasts will deliver important insights as we work to capture new opportunities in Savannah and Brunswick.”
At CMA CGM, McCarthy oversaw an annual budget of $1.9 billion and led a team of 150 employees, managing more than 400 vendors in marine, rail, trucking and logistics.
“It’s an honour to join the team at the GPA,” he said. “Georgia’s ports are known throughout the industry as models of efficiency, and I am excited for the opportunity to help grow that success.”
Named CMA CGM America’s senior vice president of operations in 2011, McCarthy was promoted to chief operating officer for the shipping line in 2013. Prior to his tenure with CMA CGM, McCarthy had served in senior management and operations positions at Sealand Services, APM Terminals and Virginia International Terminals.