Introducing Paul Reeves

2024 started with a bang for DKT following the anticipated start of Managing Director Paul Reeves. Paul brings a wealth of commercial and operational experience following a 30-year career with CMA, MSC, and Kestrel Liner services. We sat down with Paul to learn more about the newest Board member, his hopes for the future of DKT, and what makes him tick.

Firstly Paul a huge congratulations on your new role, how did you react to the news when you first found out?

I was so excited! It’s a great opportunity and I really can’t wait to be properly up to speed. I have already met some really committed people who share the Company’s vision and it genuinely feels like an exciting place to be.

What are you hoping to achieve now that you’re in this new role?

To cement our partnership with SCI and also look to expand the scope of our activities. Further explore the opportunities that being the agent for Bahri & Ceekay provides us with. Looking at opportunities to work more closely with other parts of the wider business.

You have over three decades of experience in the logistics industry, but where did you get your start?

I fell into the industry after spectacularly ‘underachieving’ in my A levels back in 1986. I joined Frans Maas (who were later taken over by DSV) running a trailer service between The UK & Holland and have really never looked back. Throughout my career, I’ve been able to gain experience in everything from Cruise Ship logistics, Road Freight, Air Freight, Warehousing & Distribution, Freight Forwarding, and of course Liner Shipping.

What’s kept you in this industry for all these years?

The varied nature of it and how different each day can look. I enjoy being presented with a problem, viewing it as an opportunity, and putting something in place that hopefully might benefit customers and colleagues alike.

When you’re not at work, where would we usually find you?

We’re really fortunate to live close to some wonderful Suffolk countryside and coastline which means we’re often out enjoying a walk – usually ending up in one of the local pubs. I also volunteer at a local refugee charity which takes up quite a lot of time but is very rewarding.

And finally, how would you describe yourself in three words?

Calm, resourceful, and conscientious