August 11 - Metro Ports, a holding of Nautilus International Holding Corp., has appointed James Dillman as president.

Reporting directly to James Callahan, the Nautilus chairman, president and CEO, Dillman takes charges of Metropolitan Stevedore Co., Southeast Maritime Services LLC and Southeast Crescent Shipping Co.

A 25-year maritime professional, Dillman most recently served as vice president of Ceres Gulf, Inc., in Houston, Texas. He has held various positions in the industry, including superintendent for stevedoring companies, port captain for steamship companies, and operations manager for the Port of Houston.

"Jim Dillman's appointment as Metro Ports president further strengthens the Metro Ports management team as we continue to grow and expand our nationwide operations," said Callahan.