Jeff Miles
Chief Operating Officer


Jeff Miles joined the North Carolina State Ports Authority in January 2005 as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Miles is responsible for operations at the Ports of Morehead City and Wilmington, and inland terminals in Charlotte and the Piedmont Triad at Greensboro. He directs and coordinates the activities of the line and staff components of all Ports operations, including engineering and the Port Police. He drives operational best practices and contributes to the development of business strategy.

Mr. Miles brought to the Ports more than 20 years of experience as a senior-level manager in the port and maritime transportation industry. He spent 10 years as general manager of container operations at the South Carolina State Ports Authority, and three years as president of a private marine terminal company specializing in bulk and breakbulk operations. He also managed intermodal logistics and terminal operations for major container shipping companies, including Maersk and U.S. Lines, and worked as a principal consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Mr. Miles holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston, and a Master in Business Administration from Duke University.