Sunday, June 26, 2011

Appointments And Staff Movements Within The Freight And Logistics Supply Chain

Who is Working Where and for Whom This Month
Shipping News Feature

UAE - Move One Logistics, the relocation, fine art and general freight forwarders have appointed Curt Sharp as Director of Entertainment Services. Sharp has 35 years in logistics experience, 29 of them with DHL managing their supply chain network throughout Asia, Africa and Europe. Entertainment Services represents an expansion of the group’s project forwarding activities.

UAE – EUROPE - Edgar von der Heydt, Managing Director of the Fairs & Events division of Area Central Europe, retired after 37 years with logistics group Agility. He was succeeded by Achim Rauser, who recently directed Agility‘s Fairs & Events business in Hanover and from the beginning of the month assumed as the position of Vice President for the Fairs & Events business in Area Central Europe.

Next week sees the retirement of Freyja Dyck after more than 15 years with Agility. Achim Schlüsener will take over his position of Chief Financial Officer of Agility’s Area Central Europe. Mr. Schlüsener has been with Agility since January 2011 and beginning of July, will assume full responsibility for Finance, Administration and IT in this area. Mr. Schlüsener has many years of logistics experience. Before coming to Agility, he was Vice President of Finance and Controlling at DHL Supply Chain in Bonn, Germany.

FRANCE - Philly Teixeira has become Vice President Marketing and Commercial Global Accounts for CMA CGM. She moves to the container shipping group from FedEx where she has worked since 1991. Prior to this she had positions within Danzas and Pan Am and in her new role she will report directly to Executive Officer M. Rodolphe Saade.

CMA CGM has also appointed Michel Sirat to the position of Group Chief Financial Officer. M. Sirat has worked for the French Treasury and at the Washington offices of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) before joining the Suez Group. He too will report directly to M. Saade. M. Sirat took up his post on the 7th June, just one day before the group announced they would be looking to increase rates.

US – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) announced it has hired Caroline Decker as its new vice president of legislative affairs. Decker comes to ATA after more than eight years of handing government affairs issues for Amtrak. Prior to that, Decker was Chief of Staff and Legislative Director to former Rep. Bob Clement (D-Tenn.) and represented the Tennessee Valley Authority.

The ATA also advise us that Rob Abbott, American Trucking Associations’ vice president of safety policy, was named to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (FMCSA) this month.

US - The National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc. (NTTC) announced that Gregory R. Hodgen has been elected as the organization’s new chairman at the NTTC’s recent annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. Hodgen succeeds Steven J. Rush, CEO of New Jersey-based Carbon Express, Inc. who now serves as Chairman of the NTTC’s executive committee. Greg Hodgen is currently President and Chief Operating Officer of Groendyke Transport Inc, one of the largest tank truck carriers in the US. For over 65 years, National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) has represented the tank truck industry before Congress and various Federal agencies, including the Department of Transportation, the Department of Homeland Security, the Environmental Protection Agency, and OSHA.

UK – US - Jason Bennett has joined Titan Salvage, part of the Florida based Crowley Maritime group, as commercial director, reporting to company Vice President Rich Habib. He will be based at the United Kingdom (UK) facility at Newhaven, East Sussex. Bennett was formerly with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and P&O Cruise Line for 14 years before joining Murray Fenton for seven years as a surveyor then working fore Smit Salvage BV for the past 6 years.

Meanwhile Titan has appointed Mark Hoddinott to global director, marketing and strategy, responsible for developing, delivering and managing the company's strategic marketing and business development plans plus Neil Ives has been appointed operations manager, Europe. Both men will also operate from the East Sussex base.

MALTA - Electronic Shipping Solutions provider of electronic shipping documents, has announced four senior appointments to its main Board. These are designed to strengthen the company following its expansion into the container shipping market after a recent roll-out of the ESS CargoDocs solution for electronic bills of lading in the bulk liquid markets.

André Toet brings 25 years of maritime experience at P&O Nedlloyd, Maersk and Port of Rotterdam to the ESS board. By the end of 2011 he will be appointed as the new CEO for SIPC (Sohar Industrial Port Company) in Oman.

Nigel Pusey was until recently CEO of Container Inland Services, a division of the AP Moller–Maersk Group, previously he has held senior management roles in Maersk Shipping, P&O Nedlloyd and was non-executive Chairman of INTTRA.

Robert Mai is Vice President of Klingenstein, Fields & Co, an investment advisory firm, where his role includes managing the firm’s Alternative Investments portfolio and fixed income trading platform.

Dr Noel Buttigieg-Scicluna is a consultant with EMD, a multidisciplinary firm bringing together legal and financial services and related disciplines and a long serving Board Secretary on a number of Malta-based companies and interests. His previous experience includes being a Minister in the Malta government and an Ambassador to numerous European countries.