Ports America Group has announced the promotions of Douglas A. Tilden from chief executive officer to chairman and Stephen Edwards from president to chief executive officer and president.

Earlier this year, Tilden was promoted to CEO of Ports America from his previous position as president and CEO of Marine Terminals Corp. / MTC Holdings. He began his career in the shipping industry in 1969, working for United States Lines for 18 years before joining Marine Terminals Corp. in 1987. This new role will allow Tilden to focus on enhancing value to customers and to work on corporate-wide strategic initiatives.

“As chairman I will be able to devote time and attention to our top strategic priorities – exceeding our customers’ expectations and making a long-term investment in the business,” Tilden said.

Edwards joined Ports America in February 2005 after working 17 years for the P&O Group. Prior to his appointment as president, Edwards was president and CEO of P&O Ports North America, Inc.

“I very much look forward to leading the operations of the Ports America Group as we develop the premier marine terminal and port operating company,” Edwards commented. “I will be relying on Doug Tilden’s expertise as I work closely with him to further the accomplishments of the company’s service and growth objectives.”