Monday, February 18, 2013

Appointment Updates at Freight, Logistics and Shipping Groups Announced

Who's Gone Where in the Recent Past
Shipping News Feature

CANADA – Starting the latest update regarding appointments in the freight, logistics and shipping sectors this week is the news that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the appointment of Jeffrey Shane as General Counsel. Shane will begin working with the Association from 2 April 2013 and will be based at its headquarters in Montreal. Shane served as the United States Undersecretary of Transportation for Policy, US Department of Transportation (DOT) from 2003-2008, a position to which he was appointed by then President George W. Bush.

CANADA – Canadian Pacific (CP) recently announced the appointment of Keith Creel as CP’s President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective February 5, 2013. E. Hunter Harrison will remain Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company. Creel previously served as the Executive Vice President and COO of Canadian National Railway Company (CN).

Reporting to Creel will be Jane O’Hagan, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Scott MacDonald, Senior Vice President - Operations System, Guido De Ciccio, Senior Vice President - Canadian Operations and Doug McFarlane, Senior Vice President - US Operations.

CHINA – Ceva Logistics has appointed Jaap Bruining as its new Head of Operations for China, effective 1 February. Jaap will be located in Shanghai and brings eight years of extensive operational experience within Ceva in the Netherlands and Thailand.

UK – APL has announced the appointment of Peter Jongepier as Regional President of its business in Europe. Jongepier will be responsible for APL’s commercial activities in Europe, inclusive of the former Soviet Union and Turkey. He will be based in Uxbridge in the UK and will report directly to APL President, Kenneth Glenn.

UK – Associated British Ports (ABP) has recruited four new hydrographic surveyors to fill vacancies across three of the group’s hydrographic teams in Southampton, the Humber, and the North West. Maik Weidt, formerly Hydrography and Charting Officer at Trinity House, was appointed as Port Hydrographer, Southampton.

Weidt will manage a team of three, working to survey and ensure maintenance of safe depths in the UK port. Three junior surveyor vacancies were all filled by recent graduates from the south coast. Naomi Hyland was appointed to the team in the North West, based at the Port of Barrow and Tom Humphreys joined the team of surveyors responsible for the Humber Estuary, based at the Port of Hull.

US – Union Pacific Railroad has announced a series of Corporate Relations management changes. Donna Kush will be promoted to Vice President Public Affairs - Northern Region effective April 1, succeeding Joe Bateman. Kush currently serves as assistant Vice President - Corporate Communications. Bateman will serve as Vice President - Government Relations, where he will lead special projects and serve in an advisory capacity until his retirement October 1.

Brenda Mainwaring will be promoted to Vice President Public Affairs - Southern Region effective April 15, succeeding Joe Adams, who will retire May 31. Mainwaring joined the railroad in 1997, serving as Director Public Affairs - Iowa and Nebraska since 2007. Tom Lange will be promoted to Assistant Vice President - Corporate Communications, succeeding Kush. Lange currently serves as Director - Corporate Communications.

US – Overseas Shipholding Group announced that Morten Arntzen has resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director of the Company. Captain Robert Johnston will serve as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective immediately. Mr. Johnston has been the Senior Vice President and Head of US Flag Strategic Business Unit.