Friday, June 21, 2019

Sad Death Starts the Weekly Shipping and Logistics Staff News

Ex Editor of Handy Shipping Guide Passes Away
Shipping News Feature
UK – This week’s round-up of staff changes in the shipping and logistics world starts with the sad news of the death of Ian Martin Jones, a former Editor of the Handy Shipping Guide, who passed away after a short illness in the early hours of June 17, at the age of 72. Jones had been in the editorial business for almost 50 years, including a 10-year period in Fleet Street and nearly 30 years editing publications covering air, sea and multimodal freight logistics.

He became editor of Air Cargo Week shortly after its September 1998 launch, having previously edited Handy Shipping Guide. He remained at his post at ACW for 666 consecutive issues. He also edited Air Logistics China and Air Logistics Management.

Jones was presented with the Seahorse Life-Time Achievement Award in 2012 and in October of the same year, he took on the role of editor at Heavy Lift and Project Forwarding International magazine, where he remained until retirement in 2015.

UK – Sailors’ Society has announced Prasanta Roy as its new Director General. Roy has 25 years of experience in leadership and governance within the banking and finance industry, and was previously a trustee of the charity, stepping down from the position to take up his new role.

Sandra Welch, previously the Society’s deputy CEO and Director of Programme, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. She will continue to head up global programme delivery as well as taking on additional responsibilities across the operations of the Society, while Roy focuses on the charity’s growth and development.

UK – Paddy Rodgers, who will chair the LISW Flagship Conference on September 12, has been appointed Director of Royal Museums Greenwich, effective in August, and succeeds Kevin Fewster. Rodgers has worked for Euronav since 2000, as its Chief Executive Officer.

Earlier this year, Euronav announced Hugo De Stoop, previously Chief Financial Officer, to take over the CEO role.

UK – The Port of Tyne has appointed Simon Brett as Commercial Director of Port Services. Brett joins the company from Associated British Ports where he most recently served as Head of Projects on the Humber.

DENMARK – SWITZERLAND – DSV has announced 4 new members to Panalpina's Board of Directors, effect as of the settlement of the public exchange offer by DSV. Kurt K. Larsen, has been named as member and Chair of the Board of Directors with Thomas Plenborg, Jens Bjørn Andersen and Jens H. Lund as members of the Board of Directors. Andersen and Lund are proposed to be the members of the compensation committee.

All current members of the Board of Directors of Panalpina World Transport (Holding) AG will resign with effect as of the settlement of the public exchange offer by DSV A/S.

SWITZERLAND – CEVA Logistics has promoted Dave Dudek to the position of Executive Vice President of the Global Automotive sector. He succeeds Antonio Fondevilla, who has decided to pursue new opportunities outside CEVA.

Dudek moves up from his role as Senior Vice President Strategic Initiatives and Global Program Management with immediate effect. 

US – SAL Heavy Lift has announced the appointment of Phillip Brown as Vice President of Projects, based at the company’s US subsidiary in Houston, Texas, effective July 1.

US – Port Tampa Bay has announced Brian Giuliani as its new Vice President of Operations, effective July 15. He takes over from Sal Kass, who retired in early April. Giuliani most recently served as the Director of North American Ports with Del Monte Fresh Produce in Miami, Florida where he oversaw five Port/Distribution facilities in North America.

UAE – ECOLOG has appointed Ali Vezvaei as its Chief Executive Officer and Spokesperson of the Management Board.

HONG KONG – Dachser has established a new Far East North cluster across North China and Korea with Yves Larquemin assuming the role of Managing Director, Far East North. He reports to Edoardo Podesta, Managing Director of Dachser Air & Sea Logistics Asia Pacific Business Unit. Larquermin previously served as Managing Director, Air & Sea Logistics, North China, since 2012.

JAPAN – Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has named Yukio Toriyama as its new Representative Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer, effective June 21.

WORLDWIDE – The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) has elected their new Board of Trustees who will serve a four year term. Outgoing IMRF Chairman, Captain Udo Helge Fox’s term of office came to an end after more than 12 years of involvement with the organisation. Captain Fox first joined the Board of Trustees in 2007 and has been its Chairman since 2015. The newly elected members are:

Dean Lawrence (Chair) (Coastguard New Zealand); Jorge Diena (ADES Uruguay); Mohammed Drissi (Ocean Fisheries Department, Morocco); Cia Sjostedt (Swedish Sea Rescue Society); Nicolaus Stadeler (German Maritime Search and Rescue Service); James Vaughan (RNLI); Zhang Rongjun (China Rescue and Salvage).

Photo: Ian Martin Jones R.I.P.