Port hires container terminal manager

The Port of Tacoma has named Curt Stoner as the new senior manager of container terminal business.

Before joining the Port, Stoner spent almost 15 years as commercial manager at Totem Ocean Trailer Express, a Port customer that serves Alaska. Prior to that, Stoner worked 10 years in sales at American President Lines. He worked as a sales trainer for both shipping companies.

In his new Port position, Stoner is responsible for developing new container business and managing an existing portfolio of container terminals. This work includes developing, negotiating and monitoring terminal leases and operating agreements, and developing capital and operating budgets for those terminals.

Stoner holds a bachelor’s degree, with honors, in international finance from the University of Southern California. He served in the U.S. Army as a transportation specialist, and is conversationally fluent in French and German.

The Alaska resident is relocating to the Puget Sound area.