The USA’s Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has named Flavio Batista as its vice president of sales and marketing.

Flavio Batista

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Batista joins GPA from ro-ro specialist Wallenius Wilhelmsen Group. He most recently served as senior vice president and head of Americas sales. Prior to that position, he was executive vice president and head of commercial activities for Europe, Africa and the Middle East at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, based in Antwerp, Belgium.

At GPA, he will direct international marketing, business development, and the sales effort toward beneficial cargo owners.

“It’s not a matter of just getting the customer to bring their cargo to the port, as opposed to somewhere else,” Batista said. “It’s about adding value to our customers beyond the port, finding the best overall solution for them.”