Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Appointments in Shipping and Logistics Groups Worldwide this Week

Several Container Line Executives Elevated Amongst Other Changes
Shipping News Feature

WORLDWIDE – News of some confirmed high level changes in the logistics field to note starting with the September 2013 meeting in Chile of the World Shipping Council (WSC) during which the membership elected six Executives to new two year terms on its Board of Directors. Randy Chen, Wan Hai Lines; Morten Engelstoft, Maersk Line; Ottmar Gast, Hamburg Süd; Ulrich Kranich, Hapag-Lloyd AG; Andy Tung, Orient Overseas Container Line; and Xu Minjie, COSCO Container Lines. In addition, the board of directors named Hidetoshi Maruyama, Director and Managing Corporate Officer of NYK Group, to the WSC board to fill the seat previously held by Tadaaki Naito of NYK Group.

WORLDWIDE – Panalpina has announced changes in its management structure which will come into effect on January 1 2014. Current Area Manager for Northwest Europe Peter Triebel, will run the MEAC region, a new region consisting of the Middle East, Africa and CIS, and join Panalpina’s Executive Committee. For his new role, Triebel will move from London to Dubai.

Panalpina’s current Chief Operating Officer Karl Weyeneth, has been appointed as the group’s new Chief Commercial Officer on the Executive Board. The COO function will be dissolved meaning that the Global Heads of Air Freight, Ocean Freight and Logistics will report directly to the CEO.

WORLDWIDE – Ms Hanne Sørensen, CEO of Maersk Tankers, has become the new Chairman of the International Tankers Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF), following the Federation’s Board Meeting in St Petersburg on 26th September.

UK – Chief Executive Mick Jackson is stepping down from Skills for Logistics as the organisation looks to implement a new strategic plan that creates a greater emphasis on deeper commercial activities over the next 5 years. Jackson will be replaced on by his deputy Ross Moloney, whilst the board review the appointment of a new Chief Executive.

UK – Forth Ports has appointed Janice McCann as Group Head of Health & Safety, a newly created role will see McCann head up Health & Safety across the Group which employs over 1150 people.

GERMANY – Tobias König, currently sole member of the Executive Board of Marenave Schiffahrts AG, has announced his retirement from his function as Executive Board's Chairman as at December 31, in addition to his retirement as Managing Partner and shareholder of König & Cie. GmbH.

GERMANY – Goodman has announced the appointment of Jordan Corynen as Director for the company’s operations in Germany.

THE AMERICAS – RightShip announced the appointment of Anuj Chopra as Vice President, Americas, as of October 7. In this key role he will enhance customer relations, lead the vetting team and build on RightShip’s reputation and expertise in the region. Chopra will be based at RightShip’s Houston office.

SINGAPORE – Marken announced the appointment of Michael Culme-Seymour to a new position as Vice President, Asia Pacific Region effective October 14, 2013. Culme-Seymour will be responsible for clinical logistics and Marken’s seven branches in the region, including Singapore, Australia, India, China, Japan, Hong Kong and Korea.

SINGAPORE – UPS announced that Jeff McCorstin has been named president of UPS Freight Forwarding in Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, McCorstin assumes responsibilities for air, ocean, road and rail freight strategy, revenue growth, and specialised transportation services.

JORDAN – Aqaba Container Terminal has recently named Jeppe Jensen as its new CEO. Jensen has worked within the AP Moller-Maersk group of companies since 1988 and now continues this trend with ACT, which is managed by APM Terminals, part of the Maersk group.

NEW ZEALAND – Paul Harper has been appointed to the role of Executive Dean, Maritime at Manukau Institute of Technology. Paul Harper began his new role on September 30. Outgoing Dean of Maritime, Tim Wilson will continue to contribute to the global maritime industry in an emeritus role.