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North Carolina Ports Announces Next Chief Operating Officer

[ November 13, 2020   //   ]

The North Carolina State Ports Authority has announced the arrival of industry veteran Doug Vogt as its next Chief Operating Officer. At North Carolina Ports, Vogt will apply his extensive experience to further improve the operational excellence at the Port of Wilmington, Port of Morehead City and Charlotte Inland Port. Specifically, he will direct and coordinate the activities of all terminal operations. He will also oversee the execution of the infrastructure investment plan. 

Vogt brings more than 20 years of port and terminal operations experience to NC Ports. He most recently served as the Vice President of Operations, Equipment and Maintenance for Tropical Shipping in Riviera Beach, Florida. During his tenure, Vogt was responsible for developing one of the most successful port operations in the United States focusing on safety, TEU throughput per acre, on-time vessel departures and truck turn times. He led the implementation of a new terminal operating system at multiple port facilities as well as the multi-year terminal development plans for Tropical Shipping. He also served in various roles with NYK Line, Maersk Inc., APM Terminals, DeWolff, Boberg & Associates, and Medline Industries, Inc. throughout his career.