Thomas J. Simmers, President and CEO of Ceres Terminals Incorporated and Cerescorp Company, announced the appointment of Mr. Calvin Whidden as Senior Vice President, Cerescorp Company, effective July 1. In his new role, Mr. Whidden will be responsible for all Cerescorp operations in Halifax, NS, Montreal, QC and Vancouver, BC. Mr. Whidden will report directly to Dan Hall, Senior Vice President of North America Operations.
Calvin Whidden is a veteran of the transportation industry with thirty years experience in terminal operations and fifteen years with the Ceres Group. He began his career with Cerescorp Company in Halifax as the Terminal Manager for Fairview Cove Container Terminal. As a Mechanical Engineer, Ceres utilized Mr. Whidden’s expertise to plan terminal expansion in Halifax as well as other North America operations. In 1999, he became a key planner/advisor on the development of the Ceres Paragon Terminal in Amsterdam. In 2007, Mr. Whidden was responsible for coordinating the expansion activities at Fairview Cove which included the purchase of super post panamax cranes, a doubling of the on dock rail yard capacity and the installation of a new truck gate.
In his new position, Calvin Whidden will continue to be based in Halifax.
“Throughout the years, Calvin has been a valuable asset to the Ceres organization,” said Thomas Simmers, President and CEO. “As we move forward, I am happy to have him further utilize his invaluable expertise, extensive knowledge and talents at our other operations in Canada to ensure that our customers are always receiving superior service.”
Ceres is one of the largest stevedoring and marine/cruise terminal operating companies in North America with operations on the U.S. East, Gulf and West Coasts, the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence Seaway, and coastal Canada. It operates as a wholly owned subsidiary in the Harbour Division of the NYK Group.