Terminal Directors

General Manager of Multi-Link Terminals

Mr. van Assendelft has served as the managing director of Multi-Link Terminals Ltd Oy since December 2004 and was the General Manager of Moby Dik from June 2004 until July 2010.

Mr. van Assendelft has also held a position as a member of the board of directors of Niinisaaren Portti Osakeyhtio Oy (NiPO) since April 2007. Prior to his appointment as the managing director of Multi-Link Terminals Ltd Oy, he worked for Container-Depot Ltd Oy as a director until December 2005.

He studied at the Helsinki University of Technology and Kotka Svenska Samskola.

Managing Director of Ust-Luga Container Terminal

Mr. Bogdanov was appointed Managing Director of the Ust-Luga Container terminal in 2018, where he had served as General Manager since 2012.

Prior to joining Ust-Luga, for five years Andrey Bogdanov was the Commercial Director of First Container Terminal. He served as Director for Operations in the Sea Port of St. Petersburg from 2003. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Bogdanov held the position of Chief Executive Officer of MCT PORT. From 1993, he served as Head of Department of MCT PORT, before being promoted to Chief Operations Officer. In 1984–1993, Mr. Bogdanov worked for Leningrad Sea Port (from 1992 known as the Sea Commercial Port of St. Petersburg).

Mr. Bogdanov graduated from Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy.

Managing Director of Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company

Mr. Dolgiy was appointed Managing Director in April 2021.

Mr. Dolgiy joined Global Ports in 2019 as Head of Department for operational efficiency and strategic projects and subsequently became Deputy Chief Operating Officer in May 2020. In both these roles, Mr. Dolgiy made a significant contribution to the improvement in operational efficiency across the Group’s terminals. Mr. Dolgiy was appointed Executive Director of VSC in January 2021. Between 2007 and 2018, Mr. Dolgiy held various positions at Ruskon, one of Russia’s leading container rail transportation companies, commencing his career there as Chief Engineer and last holding the position of Deputy CEO. Prior to this, Mr. Dolgiy held various positions at Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port between 2000 and 2007.

Mr. Dolgiy graduated with Honours from South-Russian State Polytechnic University.

General Manager of Moby Dik and Yanino Logistic Park

Vadim Shpityak was appointed General Manager of Moby Dik and Yanino Logistics Park in September 2021.

Mr. Shpityak has over 17 years’ experience in the industry. Most recently, as Head of Technical Assets Maintenance Department – Group Chief Engineer of Global Ports Management LLC, he delivered increased technical and cost efficiencies and developed policy and strategy for TAM taking into account ESG improvements. Prior to this, he held the positions of Technical Director at Petrolesport and Chief Engineer at First Container Terminal.

Mr. Shpityak started his career in 2003 with Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port Group, since holding Chief Engineer positions across the group’s terminals Novoroslesexport and Terminal Mega. He holds degrees from Novorossiysk Industrial College and from the Rostov State University of Civil Engineering.

The following persons served as managers of the Group during the reporting year but stepped down from their roles as of the date of this report publication:


Former General Manager of Moby Dik and Yanino Logistic Park

Ivan Radchenko served as General Manager of Yanino Logistics Park from September 2018 and General Manager of Moby Dik from November 2020 to September 2021.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Radchenko worked as a Business Development Manager for Maersk Line in Vladivostok. He also served as the CEO of Pacific Logistic LLC between 2015 and 2018, overseeing a 15–20% yearly increase in throughput as well as the implementation of a range of infrastructure projects. Additionally, Mr. Radchenko was the manager of Global Ports’ Moby Dik container terminal, and a Senior Sales Manager at Yanino Logistics Park between 2010 and 2011. Ivan Radchenko began his career as Head of Analysis and Forecast Division at Commercial Port of Vladivostok JSC in 2006. Mr. Radchenko holds a bachelor’s degree with honors from Russia’s Far Eastern State Technical Fisheries University.


Former Chief Operational Officer of Global Ports Management LLC

Mr. Niederer was appointed Chief Operational Officer of Global Ports Management LLC in October 2020.

Mr. Niederer has over 26 years of experience in infrastructure management, most recently, as a Vice President at AP Møller Maersk. He has also held the position of Managing Director Americas for Svitzer (one of the largest towage companies in the world, part of AP Møller Maersk Group) where he focused on growing the business in Latin America.

Mr. Niederer began his career in 1993 with P&O Nedlloyd, part of Royal Nedlloyd Group, holding various sales and trade manager roles across Europe, Australia and Africa before becoming Managing Director of Russia, Ukraine, Georgia and the Baltics in 2002. Once the company was bought by Maersk in 2006, Mr. Niederer took up managing roles in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and North America before being based in the UK, managing Svitzer Europe from 2012.

Educated in the Netherlands, he holds a BBA from Nyenrode and an MSc Economics from the University of Groningen. He also holds an MBA with High Honors from Chicago Booth Business School and continues his management training on an ongoing basis through the Harvard & IMD Lausanne Executive Training programme.