Naidoo - Board Member - Berea, KZN, South Africa

Logan Naidoo

Berea, KZN, South Africa


Board Member


Good governance and business acumen is my main contribution to any board of directors.
I have specialist technical skills in venture capital projects and strategic business planning and leading and directing large organizations in a multicultural and diversified business environment

Work History

occasions stand-in for the CEO of Transnet Port Terminals

LV Naidoo

(2012 v3)
Strategic Re-engineering of Durban Container Terminal
Value: USD 5 MIL
Objective: Process and efficiency optimization project to stretch the terminal beyond its then capacity (1.9 Mteus). The project focused on people skills
development and process re-engineering and deliberately excluded capital
infrastructure investment. With the assistance of McKinsey and PMCS from Sri
Lanka, the throughput capacity was extended to 2.3 Mteus. This equated to the business achieving a bottom-line income statement improvement of USD
37.5 MIL per annum, in perpetuity, with virtually zero outlay of capital funds.

Terminal Practices
Value: Run in-house
Objective: Re-align operations shift patterns to current business demand
This project spans across the entire business (bulk, break bulk, auto and container sectors) and its critical success factor was negotiating with Trade
Unions. The project is presently well advanced with significant changes
already implemented.

Other Present • Logan presently is required to chair the company's Procurement Board
Leadership that awards business to the value of USD 37.5 MIL per transaction.
Roles: Larger commitments are elevated the Transnet Board of Directors.
• He represents the company on many bodies and forums, including port
development matters between city municipalities and the port operator.
The main objective is to ensure port master planning is aligned to long
term city development plans.
• With many years of experience in leading and directing large scale
business change and infrastructure projects, Logan does on numerous
occasions stand-in for the CEO of Transnet Port Terminals. He is well
renowned in the industry and he shares his knowledge as a speaker in a
number of conferences and media publications:- •

Chief Information Officer

LV Naidoo

Reported to: Chief Executive Officer, Transnet Port Terminals
Job description: As a member of the Executive team, Logan is jointly responsible for the attainment of the organization's strategic business objectives with specific
responsibility for the development and implementation of the Company's
ICT strategy and to provide direction and leadership to the IT function so as to enable the company to differentiate its product/service offering to the market, through superior IT applications and business intelligence.

Executive Manager

LV Naidoo

: IT&S
2004: Reported to - CFO, South African Port Operations

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General Manager - Capital Projects

Transnet Port Terminals

January 2008 - September 2013

Transnet Port Terminals
Job description: As a member of the executive team, Logan is charged to lead and direct the engineering projects and technology functions of TPT, ensuring the effective capital investment planning, provisioning of equipment and infrastructure
capacity and technology thus enabling the operations to achieve their immediate and long-term business objectives. His core skills are multi- disciplinary mega-project management and directing business change through
innovation and team-work.


From January 2008

120 permanent (750 - 1250 project contractors)

Delegation of R50MIL or USD 6.25 MIL per transaction

Major Capital Durban Container Terminal Expansion
Projects: Value: USD 237 MIL
Objective: Expand terminal from 2.3 MTeus - 2.9 MTeus capacity
Re-engineer existing terminal layout to cater for present and future business
requirements. This brown-fields infrastructure and super-structure
modernization project includes berth deepening and equipment upgrades. The
existing straddle carrier fleet is increased from 100 - 120 and replaces initial
60 ageing fleet with new diesel electric models. Gate automation and truck
staging is included to reduce road-side congestion.

Cape Town Container Terminal Expansion
Value: USD 232 MIL
Objective: Capacity expansion from 700 KTeus to - 1.4 MTeus
Terminal being converted from straddles to RTGs. Operator training and systems planning are critical success factors. Computer technology
simultaneous switched from Cosmos to Navis N4 for improved RTG planning and execution.

Ngqura Container Terminal (New Facility)
Value: USD 1 BIL
Objective: Green fields build 2.0 MTeus terminal (Phase 1 = 900KTeus)
Phase 1 is completed. In addition to managing the infrastructure and equipment build programmes, this project included recruitment and training of
+/- 450 new terminal operational staff. The terminal successfully opened for business on 1st October 2009. The terminal is equipped with six mega-max
STS cranes and 22 RTGs. The overwhelming success of Phase 1 has triggered the Phase 2A (USD 137.5MIL) terminal expansion and orders with OEMs has
been placed.

Richards Bay Dry Bulk Terminal - Refurbishment Project
Value: USD 150 MIL
Objective: Rebuild quayside equipment and conveyor plant back to its name
plate capacity. This project successfully completed in 2010.


November 2004 - January 2008

50 permanent (35 - 80 contract / project resources)
Delegation of
Authority: R5 MIL (USD 625k) per transaction

Major Achievements: - SAP ERP Project [USD 4.8 MIL]
o Project duration - 5.5 months
o Simultaneous implementation across 13 terminals, 600 users
o Modules implemented: FI/CO/MM/PM/HR/SD
o Biometric time & attendance system (8 months)

- Navis N4 at Six Container Terminal facilities across South
Africa [USD 11.25 MIL]
o Complete hardware, software, network installation
o Industry-wide stakeholder campaigns to drive business
process changes
o Full change management, internal user training and customer
training for web access

- Camco Autogate with integration into Navis N4 [USD 5.0
o OCR trucker drive-through gates, with touch-screen pedestals
o This includes industry-wide changes with regards the trucking
fraternity complying with using RFID vehicle mounted tags and truck visit bookings done over the internet.

- Web Portal (e-business)
o On-line customer business transactions (bookings, track and trace, e-payment / statement)

- General Cargo Operational System (GCOS)
o Managed in-house R&D team to build and implement general
cargo port operational systems at six multi-purpose terminals in South Africa, including three car terminals in Durban, Port
Elizabeth and East London. The system is also sold to
Namport in Walvis Bay, Namibia.

Systems Development Manager

IT&S, Portnet

January 2001 - November 2004

Reported to - Executive Manager: IT&S, Portnet

Senior Systems Researcher

July 1997 - November 2000

Reported to - Systems Development Manager, Portnet
Jan 1994 - July 1997 ((3.5 years)

Hobbies and • Socializing with people and believe in maintaining healthy cross

Qualifications & Certifications

Master of Science (Engineering)

University of Natal (Durban)

Isipingo Secondary

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