Friday, July 15, 2016

Not Just the PM Changing the Staff as Shipping and Logistics Appointments Announced

Who is Going to Work Where This Week
Shipping News Feature

UK – Who goes where this week in shipping and logistics but first new Prime Minister Theresa May is busy forming her first government, and some of the appointments are directly linked to the sector. Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has been moved to become Conservative Party Chairman. Chris Grayling has been named to take over the role He was the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice from 2012 to 2015 and was Leader of the House of Commons and the Lord President of the Council between 2015 and 2016.

Grayling comes in at a time when many industry associations are calling for government intervention on a number of topics including calling for a cut in fuel duty. According to his voting records, Grayling has generally voted in favour of lowering taxes on fuel for motor vehicles, so it could be good news for campaigners. Now that a new leader has been elected, there might be a possible decision on the constantly delayed airports expansion.

Another appointment key to the export sector is the appointment of Boris Johnson to the post of Foreign Secretary, something he said he felt 'humbled' by, having opposed Mrs May's take on the recent EU referendum.

UK – John Good has announced three new appointments to its Export department at its base in Hull. Alongside Colin Fisher, John Good Shipping will be joined by Terry Hibbert, Nikki Lee and Mike Bramall, effective July 18.

UK – Stephanie Hobley-Lloyd has rejoined the Datalogic team as its Channel Account Manager, effective since July 4. Additionally Mari Still recently joined the team as its Field Marketing Coordinator.

ITALY – tna has announced Stefano Rizzato to lead the company’s new Southern Europe office in Milan, Italy, as General Manager.

THE NETHERLANDS – COO Koen Overtoom at the Port of Amsterdam has been appointed interim CEO of Port, effective August 1, following the resignation of former CEO Dertje Meijer. Overtoom and CFO Michiel de Brauw will carry out the day-to-day management of the Port of Amsterdam on an interim basis as the Supervisory Board is currently considering options for a permanent appointment for the position of CEO.

THE NETHERLANDS – US – BMT Surveys has announced the appointment of its marine surveyor and salvage consultant, Arjan van Aalst as Special Casualty Representative (SCR).

Vice President of BMT Deisgners & Planners, Rick Cox, has been appointed as the Environment Committee Chairman for the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).

UAE – Momentum Logistics, a subsidiary of Gulftainer, has announced the appointment of Tom Nauwelaerts as its new Managing Director.

WORLDWIDE – Chief Operating Officer of Mediterranean Shipping Company has joined the World Shipping Council (WSC) Board of Directors. Bozzo takes over from Yat Ching Ng of NOL, which was recently acquired by CMA CGM.

Photo: Hello not Goodbye for Boris Johnson as he arrives to be informed of his new role.