Thursday, March 26, 2015

Staff Moves at Container Shipping Lines, Freight and Logistics Groups

Who Has Left or Arrived This Month
Shipping News Feature

GERMANY – Firstly a major staff change at one of the world’s largest container shipping lines as Chief Financial Officer at Hapag Lloyd, Peter Ganz, has announced his resignation from the company effective April 1. Hapag Lloyd’s largest shareholder CSAV has elected its CFO, Nicholas Burr as Ganz’s successor effective the same day. Hapag Lloyd, which agreed a merger with CSAV last year, has a fleet of around 200 box ships and specialises also in oversize and out of gauge freight movements.

GERMANY – Chep Automotive and Industrial Solutions has named David Mayo as the company’s new Vice President, Automotive, Europe. Mayo reports directly to Laurent Le Mercier, Senior Vice President, Global Automotive. Mayo’s predecessor, Luca Rossi, will be moving to Chep’s Pallets business to join the European Key Account team.

UK – The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has named Mike Jones as its new Policy and Compliance Advisor, to look after issues related to air, aviation security and dangerous goods. In his new position at BIFA, Jones will be working alongside Robert Windsor, the manager of BIFA's Policy and Compliance Department.

UK – Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has announced Owen Mears as the new General Manager at the Colnbrook facility in Slough.

UK – Kevin Ayres of the Isle of Scilly Steamship Company’s freight operations is leaving the firm after 16 years, having taken up a new role elsewhere in the shipping industry.

UK – Morrisons Supermarkets has announced that its Group Logistics Director, Neal Austin, is to step down from the Management Board and will leave the company, as part of a number of changes to reshape its Management Board. Ross Eggleton will continue to lead the Logistics division.

US – William P. Doyle has been confirmed for a second term in office as a Federal Maritime Commissioner.

US – Menlo Logistics has promoted Nick Caragher to Senior Director of Transportation Strategy and Services.

SINGAPORE – DHL Global Forwarding has appointed Stephen Ly as its Managing Director for Singapore.