Brian E. Clark
Chief Operating Officer


Brian E. Clark was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the North Carolina State Ports Authority in June of 2017.

Under Mr. Clark’s leadership, NC Ports welcomed its first two of three neo-Panamax cranes, completed berth renovations and embarked on a new terminal master plan aimed at increasing the container volume in Wilmington to more than one million TEUs.

Clark has over twenty years of expertise in the maritime industry having worked in senior positions on the operations side with industry leaders. Prior to his role as Chief Operating Officer, Clark served as Managing Director for APM Terminals at Port Elizabeth. During his time with APM Terminals, he was responsible for directing the overall operations of a 350-acre marine terminal with on-dock rail facilities, handling almost 500 vessel calls, 800,000 marine lifts, 150,000 intermodal moves and in excess of 1,000,000 gate moves annually. In addition to his time at Port Elizabeth, Clark also spent four years as Project Director for APM Terminals at Mobile’s container terminal touting a focus on design, contracting and execution of its development.