Marco Neelsen

Port of Tanjung Pelepas

Marco Neelsen is CEO of Port of Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd, having joined the company in 2016.  Marco brings more than 20 years of experience in the maritime industry, predominantly in Ports within Europe, Middle East and Asia.

With the aspiration to bring PTP towards business and operational sustainability, PTP has made significant and commendable achievements as a result of PTP’s constant effort in strengthening customer and stakeholders’ relations, improvement on productivity, and continuous investment in its people, equipment and facilities.

Prior to joining PTP, Marco was the CEO of Buss Port Logistics GMBH & CO. KG in Hamburg (Germany) where he was responsible in leading a portfolio of 12 multipurpose and offshore terminals in Germany, Netherlands and Turkey.

His wide-ranging experience also covers various port operations and top-level management position within APM Terminals, having spent more than 10 years in various ports in the Middle East like Salalah (Oman), Aqaba (Jordan), Saudi-Arabia and Bahrain as well as a stint in Lagos (Nigeria).

Marco is a certified and trained navigational officer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Maritime Transport and a Master Mariner License from Germany.


C-Level Panel: Realising the Vision of a Smart, Digitally Connected Port
30th March 2021, 9:15AM – 10:15AM BST
How are the world’s biggest ports using digital technologies to make their operations more efficient? Where do they see themselves in the future and what steps do they need to take now to achieve their goals?

This session will hear the visions from some of the most innovative ports in the world.