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Published: 19 March 2010
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A regular round-up of new comings and goings in the worldwide ports and shipping industries
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd (K Line) has announced that Takashi Saeki will resign from this post as a Representative Director with effect from March 31 and Keisuke Yoshida will assume this responsibility as of April 1.
At the same time, Atsuo Asano is appointed Executive Officer (currently he is GM, coal and iron ore group), Hiroyuki Maekawa becomes Chairman Executive Officer (currently President and CEO), Kenichi Kurova becomes President and CEO (up from VP), Keisuke Yoshida becomes Senior Executive Officer (currently he is Managing Executive Officer), and Shigeo Itaya becomes Managing Executive Officer (currently Executive Officer).
Jan Kopernicki, Vice President Shipping, and a Director of Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited, will become the new president of the British Chamber of Shipping at its AGM in London next week. The new Vice-President is Michael Parker, Chairman of CMA CGM (UK) Holdings Ltd.
A new chairman and chief executive have been appointed at Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC). Ronnie Holtshausen, who becomes chairman for the next two years, was already a Grindrod representative on the Board and acted as joint CEO from July 2009 when Ron Herman resigned from that post. MPDC failed to find a permanent replacement for Herman at that time, but this position is now to be filled by Jorge Ferraz.
Ferraz was head of DP World’s Southern African operations before becoming the DP World representative on the board of MPDC and serving as co-chairman of the Mozambican port. He is now fully employed by the Maputo company. After various changes to its ownership over the years, MPDC is jointly owned by South African transport conglomerate Grindrod and DP World.
Hannu Oja, Director Port Technology for crane manufacturer Konecranes, has been selected to chair the Safety Committee of the Port Equipment Manufactuers' Association at the assoication's recent AGM. Stephan Johansson, Cargotec's Director R&D lift trucks and reach stackers, will chair the Environmental Committee.
New Board members are Elisa Nuutinen, Director, Global Account Management Industrial & Terminal for Cargotec; Larry Lam, Chairman of port equipment services group Portek; and Martin Jahn, Senior Manager Marketing Analysis for Terex Cranes. They will each serve for the next three years.
RailRunner NA, Inc has announced that Dean Wise has resigned as a member of the company's Board of Directors. Wise, who has been on the RailRunner Board since 2000, resigned to pursue a significant opportunity at BNSF, which announced that he has been named vice president, network strategy, responsible for BNSF Railway Company’s haulage management.
Barloworld Handling has appointed Phil Bastow as its managing director for the UK. Phil Bastow joined Barloworld Handling in January 2009 as operations director and succeeds Geoff Tucker as managing director who has returned home to pursue new business interests in South Africa.
Bruno Mandrin has been apponted Director of Geodis Calberson, the Groupage and Express Division of the Geodis Group.
UK-based engineering company Modulift has appointed Sarah Spivey as the new Managing Director. She will continue to head the sales and marketing division alongside her new role of MD.
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