Senior Vice President, West Coast Operations
Alan McCorkle was named senior vice president of West Coast operations for NYK Ports in May 2016. In this capacity, McCorkle is responsible for container terminal operations at Yusen Terminals Inc. in Southern California, Ceres RoRo operations in California’s Port Hueneme and Canada’s Vancouver, in addition to Ceres cruise ship terminal operations in Vancouver. Prior to joining NYK ports, he was with the A.P. Moller–Maersk Group for 25 years holding a number of positions of increasing responsibility including leading the development of the Pier 400 terminal in Los Angeles and becoming its managing director when the facility opened in 2002, and general manager, APM Terminals (Jamaica) Ltd. in 2004, where he managed all port operations in Jamaica before returning to Southern California and becoming vice president of West Coast operations in 2005. McCorkle holds a B.S. in business management from Clemson University and is a graduate of the Executive Development Programs at Cornell University and IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.