Finn Roden has taken over as president of vehicle terminal processor Autoport, succeeding Roy Kirchner who is stepping down after 20 years in the role.
Autoport provides vehicle processing services at the US port of Wilmington, in the state of Delaware. Roden will also be president of Autoport’s subsidiary Trans Cargo, which provides ramp operations at the terminal at Wilmington.
Roden moved to join Autoport (and Trans Cargo) in January this year as vice-president. He was previously chief commercial officer with AutoMobile International Terminal, based in Mobile, Alabama. He has been involved with finished vehicle and project logistics businesses for over 25 years, working with industry leaders Höegh Autoliners, NYK Line and Wallenius Wilhelmsen, amongst others. His multinational operations and sales management experience spans North and South America, India, Middle East and Africa.
Roy Kirchner, who has been with Autoport for 40 years in total, will remain involved with the company as strategic advisor focusing on growth and decarbonisation initiatives.