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Global Container Terminals USA Announces Retirement of President & CEO James J. Devine

Vancouver, BC — Stephen Edwards, President and Chief Executive Officer of GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. (GCT) today announced the retirement of James J. Devine, President & CEO of GCT USA, at the end of June. Devine’s retirement brings a distinguished 13-year tenure with GCT to a close, where he was instrumental in revitalizing the US operations.

“Jim is an exceptional leader who has capably navigated the company through challenging market conditions. GCT’s success is a testament to his tireless work and vision,” said Edwards. “We are grateful for innumerable contributions.” In the coming years, Devine will serve as a senior advisor to continue supporting the strategic growth of GCT USA.

Devine’s contribution to GCT, the New York harbour, as well as the transportation industry, is well-recognized by his colleagues and the community. He has been honoured with more than 25 awards for leadership and service including the Maritime Good Scout Award, the Malcolm McLean Memorial Award, and the Connie Award. In 2009, Devine was recognized for distinguished service by a Proclamation from the City of New York. In 2010, Devine was inducted into the International Maritime Hall of Fame.

Edwards also announced today the appointment of John Atkins to succeed Devine as President of GCT USA, effective July 1, 2014. Currently the Chief Operating Officer for GCT USA, Atkins has held successively senior positions since joining the company in 2002.

“John is a proven leader with deep operational knowledge. His customer focus is fundamental to ensuring our continued growth in the harbour.” Atkins has been closely involved in the Global Terminal expansion project, introducing the first semi-automated terminal in the port of New York and New Jersey. The expansion has transformed the facility into the most technologically-advanced and productive marine terminal on the East Coast of North America.

About GCT Global Container Terminals Inc.
Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, one of the largest financial institutions in Canada. The Company operates four container terminals through three principal businesses in North America: TSI Terminal Systems Inc. in Vancouver and Delta, British Columbia; New York Container Terminal on Staten Island, New York; and Global Terminal & Container Services in Bayonne, New Jersey.

For more information, contact:
Louanne Wong
GCT Global Container Terminals Inc.
Office: +001 604 267 5239