Friday, May 27, 2016

This Weeks Staff Moves Cover the Whole Logistics Spectrum from Trucking to Intermodal Freight

Who is Going to Work Where in the Global Shipping Sector
Shipping News Feature

US – CSX, which as a freight transport company incorporates rail cargo, trucking and intermodal logistics in its portfolio, has announced a series of changes to its senior management, including the retirement July 1 of Lisa Mancini, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, following nearly 13 years of service. Cressie Brown, currently Vice President-Labour Relations, will become Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, and Kathleen Brandt, currently Head of the company’s IT subsidiary, will become Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Both moves will be effective July 1, and both leaders will join the Executive Management team, reporting directly to CSX Chairman and CEO, Michael Ward.

Current Assistant Vice President for Employee Services, Zachery Jones has been appointed Vice President-Labour relations to succeed Brown. CSX has also rearranged its Operations team with Mike Smith, Vice President-Network Operations, moving into the new role of Vice President-PTC and strategic implementation. Bob Frulla, Vice President-Northern Region, will replace Smith as Vice President-Network Operations. Smith and Frulla will report to Cindy Sanborn, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

In addition, Jermaine Swafford, who has successfully managed the southern region, will expand his network experience as Vice President-Northern Region. Chicago Division Manager John Bradley will become Vice President-Southern Region. Swafford and Bradley report to Mike Pendergrass, Vice President and Chief Transportation Officer.

Robert Holtz, Assistant Division Manager in Chicago, has been named Division Manager, replacing Bradley. All of the operational changes are effective June 1.

US – The Georgia Ports Authority has appointed James Allgood as Chairman, replacing outgoing Chairman James Walters.

US – Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), has announced the appointment of Karen Moore as Global Compliance Officer, reporting to ISS CEO Chris Whiteside.

US – DB Schenker has announced the appointment of Robert Walpole to the position of CEO, Schenker Inc, effective immediately. Walpole has been with DB Schenker Logistics since 2007, most recently in the role of Senior Vice-President, Global Logistics Development, and prior to that as leader of the Contract Logistics business in Asia-Pacific. As CEO of USA Robert will oversee both the Contract Logistics and Transportation businesses.

US – After fifteen years with the Port of Vancouver USA, CEO Todd Coleman left the port on May 19. As the search for a permanent replacement begins, the port's Board of Commissioners has appointed Julianna Marler as the Interim CEO, effective May 20.

CANADA – Philip Hochstein has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, for a three-year term, effective since May 18. Hochstein is the president of the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia and currently serves on the provincial government’s Roundtable on the Economy and the Environment.

MEXICO – INDIA – Yusen Logistics Mexico has named Jordan Dewart as its new President, succeeding Hiroshi Shimizu, who was named President of Yusen Logistics India. Dewart reports to Ken Miyoshi, President and CEO of the company’s America's operations.

BELGIUM –John Michael Radziwill has resigned from the Board of Directors of Euronav following the announcement that the company will terminate its Suezmax joint venture with Bretta Tanker Holdings, a Radziwill family controlled company.

Euronav will assume full ownership of the two youngest vessels, the Captain Michael and the Maria, and Bretta will assume full ownership of the Eugenie and the Devon. Euronav will compensate its partner for the difference in value due to the younger age profile of the ships it will own as well as the voyages in progress and will pay Bretta the sum of $15.1 million upon closing the transaction

SWEDEN – Jan Ohlsson has been appointed a member of Volvo’s Group Executive Board and Executive Vice President Group Trucks Operations, effective June 1. Ohlsson currently already serves as the Acting Head of Group Trucks Operations.

DENMARK – J. Lauritzen has named Mads Zacho, Chief Financial Officer of Torm, as successor to Jan Kastrup-Nielsen who will leave his position as CEO, effective no later than December 1.

ITALY – Christophe Poitrineau has been appointed to the position of Executive Vice President and Head of the Italy cluster for Ceva Logistics. Based at Ceva's Milan facility, Poitrineau will report directly to Ceva CEO Xavier Urbain.

UK – Neal Stone, Policy and Standards Director at the British Safety Council, has announced his retirement, having worked for the charity and membership body since 2008.

GHANA – The OMA Group (West Africa) has appointed Gerrit van der Merwe as Group Finance and Administration Director, effective June 6.