Browning has moved from his previous position as supply chain and logistics solutions development manager at global, specialist beverage logistics company, JF Hillebrand.
“I am joining at a time when consumer demand increased value and lowest cost, which in turn is challenging supply chains and product owners,” said Browning. “The development at London Gateway is future-proofed to accommodate changing behaviours; it is well equipped to meet the rigorous challenges of its users and to meet the demands of end consumers. I have experienced, first-hand, these values at London Gateway during the last 18 months in my former role”.
He started work at the port at the end of June.
With more than 30 years of experience working in global supply chain and logistics solutions, Browning has experience in the automotive, fast-moving consumer goods and retail sectors.
The port’s previous head of commercial and cargo supply chain manager, Peter Ward, left London Gateway six months ago, to take up the position of chief executive at the UK Warehouse Association (UKWA).
London Gateway opened in November 2013 and is located 25 miles east of Central London. It is positioned closer to two-thirds of the UK market than other ports, and due to its design, can remain open in adverse weather conditions, including high winds.