Global Ports Holding Welcomes Timo A. Schön as General Manager of Bremerhaven Cruise Port

The terminal at the Columbus Cruise Center (CCCB) in BremerhavenGlobal Ports Holding Plc (GPH) is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Timo A. Schön as the new General Manager for Bremerhaven Cruise Port, marking GPH’s first port in Germany.

Timo A. Schön brings over two decades of leadership experience in the maritime industry to his new role. Most recently, he served as CEO of Jade-Dienst GmbH in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, since June 2020. During his tenure, Jade-Dienst GmbH expanded its services significantly, adding mooring, port forwarding, vessel supplies, MARPOL I waste disposal, marine engine repairs, maritime steel locksmith services, and terminal operations to its portfolio. Timo also led the spin-off of a marine propulsion division and founded a subsidiary focused on offshore services.

“Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Timo A. Schön. His extensive experience and proven leadership in the maritime industry will be invaluable as we develop Bremerhaven Cruise Port, our first port in Germany. We are confident that under his guidance, Bremerhaven Cruise Port will achieve new heights of success and operational excellence.” Stephen Xuereb, COO of Global Ports Holding Plc.

“I am delighted to join Global Ports Holding and lead the Bremerhaven Cruise Port operations. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth of GPH’s first port in Germany. I look forward to working with the GPH team and local stakeholders to create a world-class cruise port experience for passengers and cruise lines alike,” Timo A. Schön, General Manager, Bremerhaven Cruise Port.

Before his role at Jade-Dienst GmbH, Timo was the Managing Director of Seaports of Niedersachsen GmbH. He has held top management positions in shipbroking and agency services along the European coast, including key roles at Frachtcontor Junge & Co. GmbH and Karl Geuther GmbH & Co KG. His extensive experience also includes being a partner at FCJ Partner Beteiligungsges. mbH & Co.KG and serving on the supervisory board of the Bremerhaven Cruise Terminal.

GPH had signed a 10-year port concession agreement with bremenports GmbH & Co. KG, representing the city of Bremen, for the operations at the Cruise Terminal Columbusbahnhof Bremerhaven back in September 2023. The concession, which includes a potential 5-year extension option, will commence in January 2025. This agreement marks a significant milestone for GPH as it expands its presence in the Northern Europe cruise market.

(Global Ports Holding Welcomes Timo A. Schön as General Manager of Bremerhaven Cruise Port – GPH)