Friday, April 29, 2022

Appointments and Departures Within the Transport Sectors

Sad News Amongst the Good
Shipping News Feature

UK – The first voyage for Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal newly appointed as Admiral of the Sea Cadet Corps last week after cadets from twelve units around the country piped her arrival on board TS Royalist, the youth charities flagship before she promptly set a course for the Solent.

The TS Royalist sleeps 24 cadets and offers young people all around the country to experience voyages up to six days in length. At the beginning of this month, HRH officially opened the new Sea Cadets boat station in Port Edgar, Edinburgh, where she praised the charity, which she has supported for some time and of which the Queen is the Patron, for the opportunities it offers young people.

The charity has over 400 units across the UK, with some 9,000 volunteers giving their time to helping across the UK with more than 14,000 young people aged 10 to 18, assisting teenagers develop the skills and approach to life that will launch them into independence.

UK – Sad news as we report the death of air cargo industry stalwart Trevor Brading, aged 89, following a brief illness. Those who knew Trevor will remember him as a quietly-spoken, modest, but very warm individual whose knowledge of the industry was unsurpassed. He was a true gentleman, and a loyal friend to many.

A dedicated daily runner whilst working after he passed 40 he managed 26 full marathons (including London, Atlanta, New York, Boston and even the Grand Canyon), countless other 5k and 10K races and many of the World Airline Road Races (WARRs). One of Trevor’s proudest moments was carrying the Olympic torch in Atlanta (Delta’s home city), for the 1996 games in San Francisco. He also famously ran the 40 miles from London Heathrow to London Gatwick in memory of his late friend Kevin Bell, successfully raising enough money to buy a baby incubator for the Princess Royal Hospital.

Trevor joined the air cargo industry in 1956, initially working for Pan American Airways. He left Pan Am to join Airport Courier Services in the 1960s, and then went on to work for National Airlines as its UK Cargo Manager around 1968. When National was absorbed by Pan Am in 1980, he re-joined Pan Am briefly, before leaving again to join Delta Air Lines as its Cargo Manager UK, after the airline had commenced online services from the UK. He remained at Delta until his retirement in 1996. Any donations in Trevor’s memory can be made to Parkinsons UK.

UK – The UK P&I Club, provider of P&I insurance and other services to the international shipping community, has appointed Colin Legget as a risk assessor in its London office. Colin served at sea for a number of years and has managerial experience, both onshore and offshore, operating vessels in the global offshore energy sector.

Colin previously worked in onshore positions for GC Rieber Shipping Ltd. Offshore he has sailed as a Deck Officer, as well as Party Manager and Client QHSE Representative in multi-vessel survey operations. He has experience in the operation of a wide range of vessel types including ROV survey, seismic survey, dive support, cable lay, platform supply, and polar research vessels. Colin will report to Loss Prevention Director Stuart Edmonston and is rejoining the business after spending four years at the Club from 2004 – 2008.

UK – Walker Logistics has announced that David McAvoy has joined its leadership team as Chief Financial Officer. Mr McAvoy has many years’ experience as a senior finance professional. His most recent role was with the holiday cruise ship company, Carnival UK plc, where he held the position of Assistant Director – Finance Business Partnering.

US – Digital services provider Globality has appointed Pam Kline Smith as Chief Marketing Officer. Smith joins Globality from Intapp, where she was Senior Vice President, Strategic and Corporate Marketing, and she successfully led an IPO in June 2021 for the provider of cloud platforms to professional and financial services companies.

Prior to that, she was Head of Strategic Marketing at the SaaS planning software company Anaplan, where she also led the company’s successful stock market debut. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School, Smith spent ten years early in her career at the McKenna Group, known for the successful launch of Apple.

FRANCE – Channel Tunnel manager Getlink held a Combined General Meeting this week at which the appointments of Brune Poirson and Lord Ricketts, to replace Patricia Hewitt and Jean-Pierre Trotignon were approved, whilst the renewal of the terms of office as Directors of Corinne Bach, Elisabetta De Bernardi di Valserra, Carlo Bertazzo, Bertrand Badré and Jacques Gounon and Perrette Rey for one year were agreed.

JAPAN - Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (K Line) has announced that one of the board directors will step down as Managing Executive Officer Makoto Arai will retire on 23 June 20022. No replacement has been named as yet.

Photo: Princess Anne taking the helm on her first voyage as Admiral.