November 12 - In the UK, Associated British Ports (ABP) has announced that, after completing six years at the helm, chief executive Peter Jones has said that he will retire at the end of March 2013. He will be succeeded by James Cooper, who has served as

Over recent years, ABP says that along with the port industry as a whole, it has faced the most challenging economic conditions in living memory and yet, continued to deliver consistent growth.

Cooper is currently a director of Infracapital, the European infrastructure fund of M & G Investments, one of the four investors in the Admiral Consortium that acquired ABP in 2006. He will join the team at ABP on March 1, 2013 and will assume responsibility as CEO from the beginning of April.