Meet the Judges: Kevin Hobbs


I joined CMAL in April 2016, bringing 30 years’ experience in the port, maritime logistics and shipping industries. Previously, I was director at Port of Milford Haven, a leading UK port which handles over 30 million tonnes of cargo annually, where I was responsible for commercial and operational management. Between 2008 and 2011, I worked as a specialist consultant, providing expert advice to maritime and shipping clients, including Dublin Port Company, Peel Ports and Stena Line. In 1996, I  founded Seatruck Ferries Group, an Irish Sea ferry service specialising in freight, which I guided from start-up to a profitable business. As CEO and managing director, I oversaw an investment portfolio of eight new build freight ferries and four pre-owned ferries.

On the Maritime UK Awards, Kevin says:

“The Maritime UK Awards are a significant feature in the annual calendar, and being asked to be a panellist is a privilege. It is the first time the award ceremony will be held in Scotland, and supporting Maritime UK and the Scottish Maritime Cluster is an integral part of being in the maritime sector.”