NYK Ports has appointed cruise industry veteran, Anthony Caputo, as Director of Cruise Services for Ceres Terminals Incorporated.
Caputo will be based at Ceres Corporate Headquarters in East Brunswick, New Jersey, effective immediately.
In his new role, Caputo will focus on new strategies for Ceres’ expanding North America cruise business while strengthening management efforts to forge strong customer relationships and delivering an exceptional customer experience to all who deal with Ceres Cruise Services in North America.
Caputo has held a variety of senior management positions in his 25 plus years of experience in stevedoring and terminal operations. In his previous position, Caputo launched operations at the new Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Hong Kong from 2013-2016.
Prior to this, he spent 10 years as Director for Royal Caribbean International, initiating operations at Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, NJ and overseeing cruise port operations in the US Northeast from Charleston, S.C. to Quebec City, Canada. Caputo was responsible for financial profitability and performance in these areas.
From 1991-2003, Caputo held the positions of Terminal Manager, Facilities Security Officer and General Manager for P&O Ports, responsible for all operations and administrative policies, procedures and objectives for the NYC Passenger Ship Terminal (Manhattan Cruise Terminal).
“Anthony’s extensive experience made him the ideal candidate for this position. His operational expertise and wealth of knowledge will allow Ceres Cruise Services to capitalise on new market opportunities and enhance strategic relationships with our existing customers,” said Bruce Cashon, Senior Vice President, CCO, NYK Ports/Ceres Terminals Inc.