Friday, February 1, 2013

Appointments, Promotions and Honours for Freight Forwarders, Logistics and in Container Shipping

Who's Going, Who's Gone, Where To and (occasionally) Why
Shipping News Feature

UK – John Stubbings, Group Director and Company Secretary at the Essex-based Woodland Group has been appointed Chairman of the British International Freight Association's (BIFA) Legal and Insurance Policy Group. Having served as a member of the legal group for the past two years, Stubbings has also played an active role in the London East regional members meetings. In becoming a group chairman, Stubbings also takes a place on the BIFA Council, the body responsible for the governance of the association which looks out for the interests of UK freight forwarders.

UK – Third party logistics company Great Bear has announced the appointment of Glenn Lindfield as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as of February 1. Lindfield will take over management responsibility from David Williams and Colin McDavid, the company’s founders. Both Williams and McDavid will remain Great Bear’s owners and will continue to be involved in the company’s development.

UK – The Allport Cargo Services Group has announced that from April 2 2013, Danny Clayton will join Jerry Gray as Joint Managing Directors of Allport Cargo Services

NETHERLANDS – DENMARK - Ahead of moving its headquarters to The Hague in February, Damco, part of the AP Moller Maersk Group, has announced several changes in staff on senior levels. Steffen Schiottz-Christensen has moved to a position as CEO for Damco’s Africa and Middle East region, which was effective as of December 1 2012. He will be based in Cape Town and will succeed Nils Havsager, who has moved to a position as Global Chief Operating Officer (COO), where he succeeds.

Peter Kjaer Jensen. Havsager will be based in the new premises in The Hague. Peter Kjaer Jensen will transition from the Global COO role into the position as Global Chief Transformation Officer (CTO), which includes the responsibility for all IT projects. Kjaer Jensen will continue to be based in Copenhagen. Meanwhile, Global Head of Human Resources, Karsten Breum has taken over the role as CEO for Damco’s Asia Pacific region, from Tony Hotine, and will be based in Singapore. Marco Mingolla, who previously held the role as Head of HR Operations within Maersk Line, has taken over Breum’s position effective January 1, based in The Hague.

UAE – Divisional Senior Vice President at Emirates SkyCargo Ram Menen has announced via email that he is to retire in June after nearly 40 years in the industry. Menen has headed the company since its launch and has helped the growth of the company.

Moaza Al Falahi has been appointed Vice President of Cargo Business and Development at Emirates SkyCargo and in her new position, Al Falahi will be managing the SkyCargo product line

US – CSX Corporation today announced the appointment of Quintin Kendall as Vice President, State Government and Community Affairs. He succeeds Michael O'Malley, who was recently named head of the company's Purchasing and Materials group.

JAPAN – Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) has announced a series of changes of its senior staff. As of April 1, current Managing Director of Taiyo Nippon Kisen Co. Ltd, Tsuyoshi Yamauchi, will be appointed Managing Executive Officer at “K” line with current President of Kawasaki (Australia) Pty., Ltd Yutaka Nakagawa and present General Manager, LNG Group Akira Misaki both accepting the roles of Executive Officers.

The company has also promoted its current Executive Officers Eiji Kadono, Kazuhiko Harigai and Shunichi Arisaka to Managing Executive Officer with its present Managing Executive Officer, Kazutaka Imaizumi, taking over the role of Senior Managing Executive Officer.

“K” Line also announced that, effective March 31, Takashi Yamaguchi, Executive Officer, will assume the role of President of “K” Line (Japan) Ltd with Mitsuru Kochi, Executive Officer assuming the position of Vice President of subsidiary company Nitto Total Logistics and, subject to the Annual share Holders Meeting, be promoted to President of the company.

Meanwhile elsewhere comes news, not of new employment but honours for services rendered, with the news that Philip Wei, past Chairman of China Airlines, and Bill Boesch, Vice President of Logistics, Council for Logistics Research, Inc., have been awarded places in The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) ‘Hall of Fame’ in honour of their individual contributions to the progress of the air cargo industry. They will be officially presented with their awards at the annual Hall of Fame Awards Dinner, which will take place in Dallas, Texas on April 17th 2013 during the Association’s Executive Summit and AGM.