Friday, July 5, 2019

Staff News This Week in Shipping and Logistics

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OMAN – KUWAIT – Emirates SkyCargo has announced the appointment of Alyazeya Saeed and Fatma Ahli to the key positions of Cargo Managers of Oman and Kuwait respectively. The two appointees, who graduated from Emirates SkyCargo’s Commercial Management Programme, will manage the airline’s cargo operations in the two countries.

INDIA – Strategic Aviation Solutions International (SASI) has announced the appointment of P. Balasubramanian to the management team with responsibility for the Indian Sub-Continent. Balasubramanian brings to SASI over four decades of air cargo management experience including 25 years with Emirates Sky Cargo.

SINGAPORE – The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) has announced Caroline Yang, Chief Executive of Hong Lam Marine, as the its new President. Yang started her career with Hong Lam Marine as their in-house counsel in 1991, and has more than 25 years’ experience in the shipping industry.

Yang will be supported by two Vice Presidents and the SSA Secretariat headed by Michael Phoon. The two Vice Presidents nominated by the 2019/2021 Council are Katie Men, Managing Director of Iseaco Investment and Rene Piil Pedersen, Managing Director of A P Moller Singapore.

AMERICAS – DB Schenker has appointed Hessel Verhage as new CEO for the Region Americas effective August 1. Verhage will report to DB Schenker CEO Jochen Thewes and will be responsible for 24 countries in North, Central, and South America. Verhage, native from the Netherlands, has more than 26 years of freight forwarding and logistics experience and served most recently as CEO of STG Holdings, a private equity backed company.

US – Crowley Logistics has promoted two of its veteran leaders. Sal Menoyo has been named Vice President, Caribbean Logistics, responsible for the strategic direction of sales, marketing, and administration of its logistics and ocean transportation services across Crowley’s footprint in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and other islands of the Eastern and Western Caribbean.

Patrick Collins has been appointed Vice President, Terminal and Marine Operations for the US, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. He will be responsible for ensuring the operational integrity of terminal and vessel services for the logistics group, a role most recently held by Menoyo.

Both executives will report to Steve Collar, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Crowley Logistics. The promotions will coincide with the departure of Jose Ayala, Vice President, Caribbean Logistics. Ayala is leaving Crowley to pursue personal interests later this summer. He will help in the transition before his departure.

UK – Shoreham Port has announced the appointment of Tom Willis as its new Chief Executive. He takes over the leadership from Rodney Lunn, effective in December 2019.

UK – The UK's Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) has established an advisory group of technical exports in customs and trade to find workable alternatives to the Northern Ireland backstop. The Technical Alternative Arrangements Advisory Group is the first of three domestic advisory groups. The second will be comprised of business and trade unions, and the third made up of parliamentarians.

The advisory group consists of 15 technical experts in Customs and trade from both the public and private sectors, and academia. Peter MacSwiney, Customs clearance software provider Agency Sector Management (ASM) Chair, has been appointed to the Technical Alternative Arrangements Advisory Group. The other members of the group are:

  • Steve Elliott

  • Michael Bell

  • Mike Thompson

  • Dominique Willems

  • Allie Renison

  • Hans Maessen

  • Declan Billington

  • Ruth Corkin

  • Pablo Muñiz

  • Dr David Smith

  • Tim Mairs (representing PSNI)

  • Dr Katy Hayward

  • Dr Lorand Bartels

  • Dr Graham Gudgin

The second advisory group, called the Business and Trade Union Alternative Arrangements Advisory Group, notably includes Seamus Leheny, Policy Manager for Northern Ireland at the Freight Transport Association (FTA). The other members of the group are:

  • Aodhán Connolly, British Retail Consortium NI, Director
  • John McGrane, British Irish Chamber of Commerce, Director General
  • Dr Mike Johnston, Dairy Council for Northern Ireland, Chief Executive
  • Angela McGowan, CBI NI, Director
  • Karen Marshall, BoW Leather, Managing Director
  • Aidan Gough, InterTradeIreland, Designated Officer and Director of Strategy and Policy
  • Conall Donnelly, Northern Ireland Meat Exporters Association, Executive Director
  • David Nicholl, NC Engineering, Director
  • Wilson Del Socorro, Diageo, Global Director of Public Affairs
  • Wesley Aston, Ulster Farmers’ Union, Chief Executive
  • Ian Hampton, Stena Line, Chief People, Communications and Sustainability Officer
  • Marcus Wachtmeister, BMW Group UK, Head of Government Affairs
  • Tom McGroder, Sensata Technologies (Schrader Electronics), Global Trade Compliance EU Regional Manager
  • Clare Guinness, Warrenpoint Harbour, Chief Executive
  • Owen Reidy, Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Assistant General Secretary
  • Dr Gerard O’Hare CBE, DL, Belfast Harbour, Board Member
  • Craig Jones, General Electric, Director of Government Relations
Photo: Fatma Ahli (L) and Alyazeya Saeed (R) are now Cargo Managers for Emirates SkyCargo.