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Published: 20 May 2012      

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Joachim Konrad
Latest changes in personnel in the shipping, ports and related sectors

Joachim Konrad has retired and stepped down from his position as deputy chairman of Hamburg Süd, after a career spanning almost 50 years in German flag general cargo and container liner shipping, including the last 18 years with Hamburg Süd itself, where he was initially responsible for global trade management and marketing and sales.

He will be succeeded by Franck Smet, presently Hamburg Süd's director of global line management. Mr Smet has been with Hamburg Süd, since 1993 having previously spent 16 years with Belgian shipping Company CMB. He has also been appointed Board member in charge of network management, logistics and the Caribbean and Latin America West Coast region.

Peter Fredriksen, presently director, Europe region, and Global Marketing and Reefer, has also been appointed to the Board, responsible for European sales and marketing and customer order management. He joined Hamburg Süd in 2008 after 25 years with Maersk., where he was Group Senior Vice President, global network development.

Richard Wilson has been appointed CEO of the Port of Anchorage, Alaska. He was formerly Development Director, a post he occupied for 13 years.

A new position has been created by Poole Harbour Commissioners in the UK. Industry veteran Tony McDonald has been appointed Development Director.

Jens Nöldner has been named the new CEO of DB Schenker Rail Automotive GmbH, with effect from June 1, 2012. He will succeed Axel Marschall, who was appointed to the Management Board of DB Schenker Rail at the beginning of the year and who is responsible for German and European Sales. 

Cargotec Corp has announced changes to the roles of Executive Board members in order to grow marine business (MacGregor brand) in Asia, especially in offshore, and to accelerate operational performance improvement of terminals (Kalmar brand). COO Pekka Vauramo has been appointed Executive Vice President, Marine as of 1 August 2012. He will continue as Deputy to the CEO. President and CEO Mikael Mäkinen acts as the Head of Marine business area from 14 May until 1 August 2012. Olli Isotalo, formery Executive Vice President, Marine, was appointed Executive Vice President, Terminals as of 14 May 2012. Unto Ahtola, formerly Executive Vice President, Terminals, has transferred to a new role as Executive Vice President concentrating on development projects from 14 May. He continues to report to Mikael Mäkinen. Pekka Vauramo, Olli Isotalo and Unto Ahtola continue as members of the Executive Board.

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