The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) announced that Michael Meyran has been named Deputy Port Director of Operations. He will oversee the daily operations and maintenance of the Port of Boston’s maritime facilities, including Conley Container Terminal and the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal. Meyran joins Massport with extensive experience in global terminal operations, and brings a track record of success in business development, terminal master planning, process improvement and innovative ideas.

‘We are very pleased to have Mike onboard, with his achievements in terminal management, and a deep commitment to growing global operations,’ said Port Director Mike Leone. ‘This understanding translates well for the Port of Boston as it continues to grow, and compete with larger ports around the world meeting the needs of our customers.’

Before joining Massport, Meyran held various positions with APM Terminals, one of the world’s largest operators of container terminals. Most recently, he was Senior General Manager of Global Operations in the Hague, Netherlands. Prior to that, he served as General Manager of Operations at Pier 400 in Los Angeles, and Operations Manager at Pier J/G in Long Beach. Previous to that, he was Assistant Operations Manager for Maersk Pacific in Long Beach, and Port Coordinator for Maersk SeaLand, based in Atlanta.

Meyran is certified in Green Belt in Six Sigma and Green Belt Lean Manufacturing, which are industry standards in process improvement. While at APM Terminals, he set up an in-house program for continual improvement to drive efficiency. As a result of his efforts, the company is expected to save $30 million next year.