Thursday, April 18, 2019

Vacancies Filled and Available Throughout the Freight and Logistics Sector

Who is Off Where This Week in the Appointments Report
Shipping News Feature
UK – Independent freight forwarding and logistics provider Davies Turner, has announced John Adams to its Ocean Management Team as Head of Trade for Middle East, Indian Sub-Continent, South Africa, and emerging Markets. Adams rejoins the group following seven years at container shipping giant, Mediterranean shipping Company (MSC) and is replacing Todd Moore, who retires this month. Previously, Adams spent five years at Davies Turner in a sales development role.

UK – The Standard Club has appointed Jamie Wallace to the role of Legal Director. He brings to the role 17 years’ legal experience, principally in the maritime sector.

UK – Xpediator has announced the appointment of Dan Harris as IT Infrastructure Service & Operations Director.

RUSSIA – Yury Gilts has been appointed Managing Director of Volga Shipping Company, effective since April 16, in addition to his role as Managing Director of North-Western Shipping Company. Both companies are part of UCL Holding.

BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) has announced the appointment of Captain Dwain Hutchinson as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Commodore Davy Rolle, who stepped down as Director last year.

US – Crowley Maritime has announced the promotion of Sandra Goranovic to Vice President of Finance and Accounting for its Crowley Shipping business unit, which provides petroleum and chemical transportation; commercial ship management and crewing; offshore tug and barge services; and ship assist and tanker escort services.

In her expanded role as part of the Crowley Shipping leadership team, she will continue reporting to Rob Grune, Senior Vice President and General Manager. Goranovic, who most recently served as Finance Director for Crowley Shipping, will continue to be based in Jacksonville, Florida.

US – Caterpillar has announced officer changes effective May 1. Tom Bluth, currently Vice President of the Innovation & Technology Department Division, has been named VP of new Legal Aftermarket Support. He has served as the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) since 2017. Karl Weiss, currently VP of the Material Handling & Underground Division takes over Bluth's role as VP of Innovation & Technology Department and CTO.

Rob Hoenes has been named to succeed Weiss to lead Material Handling & Underground Division. Hoenes is currently part of the Earthmoving Division, serving as Worldwide Product Manager for the medium track-type tractor product group.

US – Cargo Transporters has announced the promotion of Dennis Dellinger, to President and Chief Executive Officer. Additionally, Jerry Sigmon Jr has been named Chief Operating Officer, and Adam Heavner has assumed the role of Vice President of Sales.

HONG KONG – Kerry Logistics Network has announced that Kuok Khhon Hua, Executive Director, has been appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors effective upon the conclusion of the company’s Annual General Meeting on May 31. He will replace Yeo George Yong-boon, who announced his intention to retire.

Tong Shao Ming has been named as a Non-Executive Director, effective June 1, to replace Chin Siu Wa Alfred. Chin has announced his intention to retire from his role as Non-Executive Director, along with Wan Kam To, who is retiring from his role of Independent Non-Executive Director

INDIA – Chennai-based freight technology start-up FreightBro, has appointed the former Head of South Region, All Cargo Logistics, Kathiresan Eswaramurthy as Chief Operating Officer.

OMAN – Dr Khalfan Al Shueili, the CEO of Oman Aviation Services (OAS), has been elected to the Board of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA). Al Shueili has headed up OAS, based at Muscat Airport, Oman, for the last 15 months

WORLDWIDE – UK – The International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) has announced that Captain Belal Ahmed has taken over the Chairmanship from Captain Rajesh Tandon.

WORLDWIDE – SWITZERLAND – The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association (FIATA) has announced that it is seeking a new Director General with a proposed placement in Geneva to lead its Secretariat. The successful applicant will replace outgoing Director General Hans Guenther Kersten.