Friday, November 23, 2018

Sad Demise Begins the Week's Shipping and Logistics Associated Appointments and Departures

Staff News from Around the Industry
Shipping News Feature
UK – Sadly the list of appointments and departures in the shipping and logistics fields this week start with the news that Consolidated Fork Truck Services (CFTS) has announced the untimely death of its Technical Manager, Shaun Prendergast, who passed away on November 9 after a period of illness. Prendergast joined CFTS in July 2012 and with his fellow Technical Manager Matthew Kennedy, successfully increased awareness, understanding and coverage of Thorough Examinations throughout the UK and Ireland.

Prendergast had a wide and varied career, which began while serving HM forces in the UK and abroad. As part of the Specialist Team of Royal Engineers, he was involved in undertaking vital engineering work, from repairing airfields in the Falkland Islands, to working on bridges in Sierra Leone.

UK – Chris Lewis, DP World's UK Chief Executive Officer, has announced that he will retire next year. Lewis has been with DP World for 8 years; first as CEO of DP World Southampton before moving into his UK role with responsibility for both DP World Southampton and DP World London Gateway. He will remain with DP World until April.

UK – The United Kingdom Warehousing Association’s (UKWA) Chief Executive Officer, Peter Ward, has been appointed to the board of the Institute of Export and International Trade (IOE&IT). Ward has over 30 years’ experience in international transportation, logistics and supply chain management, and has held senior positions with Fritz Companies, P&O Nedlloyd Logistics and DP World London Gateway. He joined UKWA as CEO in 2014.

UK – The British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) has appointed Linde's UK Managing Director Massimiliano Sammartano to its Board. At the same time JCB's Victoria Hutson, Chair of BITA's Technical Committee, has announced that she is to move to pastures new outside of the industry, and Linde Scotland's Stan Harris is retiring from his position on the BITA Board as Director of the F-Tec forklift engineer training centre.

UK – Following the sudden resignation of Transport Minister Jo Johnson earlier this month, Jesse Norman has been promoted to take up the vacant role. Norman was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Transport from June 2017 to November 9, 2018.

Andrew Jones has been appointed as the Transport Minister responsible for rail. Jones was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary at the Department for Transport (DfT) between May 2015 and June 2017.

SWITZERLAND – Panalpina has announced that Peter Ulber will not stand for re-election as Chairman of the Board at the next AGM in May 2019, as the company looks to evaluate the governance of the current Board composition.

GERMANY – Lufthansa Cargo has announced Harald Gloy to its Executive Board with responsibility for Operations, effective January 1, 2019, to succeed Sören Stark, who has led the operations since April 2016, and will become the new Chief Operating Officer of Lufthansa Technik, from January 1.

Gloy is currently responsible for global component services at Lufthansa Technik and is also the spokesperson for the division Board. In the future, as Board Member Operations, Gloy will be responsible for handling in Frankfurt, Munich and the Lufthansa Cargo Service Centre, as well as the areas of Global Handling Management, Flight Operations & Transport Management and Security.

GERMANY – AUSTRALIA – Ceva Logistics has announced Guillaume Sauzedde to the newly created position of Managing Director for Germany and Eastern & Central Europe. Currently Managing Director of the Eastern & Central Europe cluster, he takes up his additional role for the expanded cluster on November 30, and will continue reporting directly to CEO Xavier Urbain.

The management team in Germany and Central & Eastern Europe will report to Sauzedde who now takes on the duties of Christian Wurst, who leaves the company at the end of the month. With more than 20 years' experience in the logistics industry, Sauzedde joined Ceva in October from Kuehne + Nagel Poland where he was responsible for all business lines.

Ceva Logistics has also appointed Milton Tadeau Pimenta as Managing Director of its Australia and New Zealand cluster. Currently Head of Contract Logistics in South America, Pimenta will take up his new role in January 2019, reporting directly to CEO Xavier Urbain.

He takes over from Carlos Velez Rodriguez, who is leaving Ceva to pursue other career opportunities. Rodriguez will work with Pimenta to ensure a smooth handover.

WORLDWIDE – The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has renewed the appointment of Kitack Lim as Secretary General of the IMO for a second four-year term, beginning January 1, 2020.

Photo: The late  Shaun Prendergast of CFTS.