NORWAY – SWEDEN – Norwegian maritime firm Wilhelmsen and Swedish shipping line Wallenius have received all the necessary approvals from competition authorities to complete the merger deal which will see a new ownership structure of their jointly owned entities Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, EUKOR Car Carriers, and American Roll on Roll off Carrier, which the two companies hope will create a more sustainable shipping and logistics platform.
Effective immediately, Jan-Eyvin Wang and Benedicte Bakke Agerup will resign as CEO and CFO respectively of Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA. Craig Jasienski is the new CEO and Rebekka Glasser Herlofsen the new CFO of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics ASA. Additionally, the new board will consist of Håkan Larsson (chair), Thomas Wilhelmsen, Jonas Kleberg, Marianne Lie and Margareta Alestig, all for a period of two years.
Wilhelmsen and Wallenius Lines will hold 37.8% and 48% respectively of the new entity to be named Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics ASA
NETHERLANDS – Gefco has announced Anthony Gunn as Executive Vice President for the Freight Forwarding division, and as a member of the Executive Committee.
SWITZERLAND – Joerg Roehl has joined Trans Global Projects Group as CEO for Natco Switzerland, a forwarding agency that has been part of the group since 2015, with the overall responsibility for Europe, effective since April 1. Roehl is based at Natco's head office in Ruemlang/Zurich.
UK – IAG Cargo has announced Lynne Embleton, current British Airways Managing Director at Gatwick, as its new Chief Executive, effective immediately. She replaces Drew Crawley who, having served in the role for just over a year, takes on the role of Chief Executive of Avios, the airline's customer loyalty programme. Embleton also joins the IAG Management Committee and reports directly to Chief Executive Willie Walsh.
UK – Poole Harbour Commissioners has appointed Phil Armstrong as its new Harbour Engineer. Armstrong joined PHC four years ago as Engineering Project Manager and now takes over the role from Andy Ramsbottom, who retires this summer.
UK – Bryony Watson has been appointed Apostleship of the Sea’s new port Chaplain in Immingham. At 23, Watson is the youngest member of AoS’ port chaplaincy team and prior to her appointment, she was a volunteer ship visitor for four years.
CANADA – Pascal Raby has been named Vice President of Operations and Environment at the Port of Québec. Raby succeeds Yoss Leclerc as the port's Head of Operations. Leclerc will continue to work with the port of Québec as a consultant.
US – TI Automotive has announced Andy Ridgeway as Vice President of Thermal Products.