Monday, May 29, 2017

Prince Rupert Port Authority adds Frans Tjallingii to Board of Directors

Mr. Frans Tjallingii is the latest
member named to the Board of Directors
of the Port of Prince Rupert
(photo from New Leaf Project
Foundation website)
The newest member of the Board of Directors for the Prince Rupert Port Authority is bringing much more than a strong background in the shipping industry the north coast gateway, with the Resume of Mr. Frans Tjallingii offering up a glimpse as to some of the other areas where his experience may benefit the Port or Prince Rupert and its global ambitions.

The marine element includes background from the Netherlands in engineering on issues related to the environmental impact of shipping, where Mr. Tjallingii also worked with the Dutch government on international marine environmental treaties and conventions.

He also served as a past President of Saam Smit Towage and is co-founder of Global Data Chain which offers technical solutions for global data requirements

Besides his extensive experience in the marine industries, Mr. Tjallingii is also quite involved in issues of First Nations Housing, serving as the Chair of the First Nations Housing Foundation.

As part of their introduction to the new Board member, Prince Rupert Port Authority Board Chairman Bud Smith outlined some of the enthusiasm that the Port has when it comes to what Mr. Tjallngii has to offer:

“On behalf of the Board and our staff, I congratulate and welcome Frans ... Considering his executive leadership and entrepreneurial experience in the marine transportation industry, he will be an essential member of our governance team as the port continues to realize its vision for strategic growth and diversification.”

The new Port Director was appointed to his position through a recommendation from the Ministry of Transport in consultation with the Coast Tsimshian First Nations.

You can review the full overview of his background from this announcement from the Prince Rupert Port Authority.

A look at some of the areas of consideration for appointment to the Board can be reviewed here, while some background on the current Board of Directors can be found here.

For more items related to Port developments see our archive page here.

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