Saturday, October 13, 2012

Who Has Gone Where in Freight and Logistics, Container and Bulk Shipping etc

This Months Top Appointments in the Transport Field
Shipping News Feature

WORLDWIDE – An irregular look at who has gone where and why in the fields of ocean and air freight, road haulage, logistics container and bulk shipping etc. If you have any relevant staff movements or appointments you wish to alert the world to then e mail them in to Rakhi Gadher at and let a quarter of a million people in on the story. As usual we reserve the right to edit as we see fit so please, not too many unwanted adjectives telling us how wonderful they are.

HONG KONG – Hactl has appointed Vivien Lau as Managing Director of its subsidiary Hacis which serves airlines and freight forwarders. Ms Lau replaces Kenneth Bell, who has transferred to Tradeport as Chief Executive. Ms Lau has worked for various companies wholly- or partly owned by the Jardine Matheson Group since 2000 (Jardine Matheson is the largest shareholder in Hactl).

In her new post at Hacis, Ms Lau will lead the company’s continuing expansion and development. Hacis’ main activities are express airfreight road feeder services to and from its six IATA-designated cargo depots situated throughout Southern China’s major industrial region; local airfreight collection and delivery services throughout Hong Kong; and added value services at its Chek Lap Kok base - such as pallet building and breakdown, packing and labelling, and provision of customer reception facilities.

UK – Last month it was announced that Virgin Atlantic Cargo has appointed Nick Jones to the new post of Head of Sales. The newly-created role, based at the airline’s UK headquarters, is part of a strategic initiative to further strengthen the commercial team following two consecutive years of record cargo growth for Virgin Atlantic. Nick reports to Dan Parker, Vice President Commercial.

Nick has a wealth of cargo, commercial and international experience. He spent eight years with Virgin Atlantic in roles in both the cargo and passenger divisions before joining Emirates Airline in Dubai in a senior role in its strategic planning team. In 2010, he rejoined Virgin Atlantic Cargo as Regional Vice President, EMEA, based at London Heathrow.

UK – Toll Global Forwarding has appointed Steve Buckerfield as its UK Managing Director. In his new post, he will assume responsibility for 400+ staff at 15 locations, collectively providing a comprehensive range of multi-modal forwarding and logistics solutions.

Buckerfield has spent 28 years in the freight industry. Starting as an export clerk at Emery Worldwide, he went on to work for American Airlines from 1990 until 2004, commencing as a cargo sales representative, and rising to the post of Managing Director, Sales – Europe. He then worked for freight forwarding and logistics providers Walker Freight (later C.H. Robinson) and, most recently, OHL - where he was Senior VP Sales for its EMEA region.

UK – Priority Freight announced earlier his month that Stuart Jones has joined the company as Business Development Manager. The appointment is designed to expand the company’s customer base and strengthen its commitment to relationship building across the market. At Priority Freight, Jones will be responsible for new business and client retention in the automotive sector, along with an expansion into the aviation, energy, film & entertainment, marine supply and pharmaceutical sectors.

DENMARK – Effective since the 1st October, Pernille Fabricius will be Global Chief Financial Officer at Damco, the logistics arm of the Maersk group. Pernille Fabricius brings a track record of result orientation, leadership and strategic processing. She comes to Damco from a position as CFO for TMF Group, delivering financial, legal and HR business process outsourcing in 75 countries. In addition, she was responsible for the operations of the group and served as a member of the board.

Pernille joins at a time where Damco is on a significant growth trajectory, with many global activities and larger regional projects. She will be challenged with impacting Damco’s strategic and financial performance going forward.

US – The ‘shipper of ships’ yacht marine transporters Southampton based Peters & May has named Edward Morgan as its new General Manager to lead operations in Chicago. Morgan comes to the US from the United Arab Emirates, where he served as manager of the Yacht & Marine Division of Consolidated Shipping Services, the Peters & May agent in the UAE. Morgan began his shipping career with UPS, rising from Customer Service Team Leader to Freight Service Supervisor