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Published: 16 July 2013
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Latest round-up of appointments in the shipping, ports and allied sectors known to WorldCargo News
MOL Liner has announced some organisational changes and senior appointments in the Liner Headquarters in Hong Kong and other regions. T K Konishi has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer to succeed Junichiro Ikeda who remains as Chairman of MOL Liner. Transatlantic and Europe-Africa Trade Management will remain in the Netherlands under the supervision of Colin de Souza , Senior Vice President. Latin America Trade Management will remain in the United States led by Tsunemichi Mukai , Vice President. All of the Trade Management and the Global function heads report to Yutaka Hinooka , Chief Operating Officer. As of next month, Transpacific Trade Management will be migrated to MOL Liner Headquarters in Hong Kong under the leadership of Rich Hiller , who will be promoted from Senior Vice President to Executive Vice President of MOL Liner, and will be relocated to Hong Kong at the same time. Capt Hidetoshi Ito has been promoted to Executive Vice President of MOL Liner and continuing to be responsible for Ship Management and Marine Operation. Finally, from next month Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd. will begin operating in Canada as MOL (Canada), Inc. Tim Harrington will serve as Vice President, Canada and head of MOL (Canada), Inc.
As from next month, NYK Line will have a new office in Vienna, covering liner services for the Austrian market. The new team, which reports to Klaus-Peter Barth, Managing Director of NYK Line (Deutschland) GmbH in Hamburg, will be headed by Gertrud Taylor.
Roberto Cazzulo, Chairman of RINA Services SpA, was elected as Chairman of IACS Council at the end of June. RINA has also committed a number of senior staff to IACS.
Joyce Bliek has been appointed Director for Breakbulk at the Port of Rotterdam Authority. She has been head of the Department for Containers at the port since 2008 and will continue to occupy that post.
Ports America has promoted Steve Loevsky, formerly vice president-cruise operations division, to vice president operations – auto, ro-ro and cruise. Ken Winkler has been promoted from terminal manager to general manager at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal and will assume the day-to-day responsibilities.
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has selected Michael Gold as Director of Communications and Community Relations for the Port of Long Beach.
RZD Logistics (RZDL), part of RZD Russian Railways, has re-elected its Board of directors. For the second time Pyotr Baskakov, who is also the CEO of Transcontainer, was confirmed as chairman. Other members of the Board who were confirmed are: Aleksandr Ananyev, Head of Economics division of Budgeting and Planning department; Gennadiy Bessonov, Secretary General of International Association Coordinating Council on Transsiberian Transportation; Ruslan Valeev, Deputy Head of the subsidiaries and affiliates department of RZD; Valeriy Veremeev, Advisor to the President of RZD; Aleksey Kamenobrodskiy, Head of Center on Business Process Management, RZD; Elena Kunayeva, CEO of Corporate Transportation Service Center, RZD; Aleksandr Petrov, Advisor to General Director of Transles Ltd; and Pavel Sokolov, CEO of RZDL.
DB Schenker Rail (UK) Ltd has appointed Geoff Spencer as the new Chief Executive Officer of DB Schenker Rail UK with effect from 01 September 2013. Geoff returns to the UK after a three year period as Head of European Resource Management in the European DB Schenker Rail organisation, based in Mainz. Alain Thauvette retains overall responsibility for the UK as Chairman.
Dirk Schneider has been appointed Global Airfreight Director of owner-run logistics company Röhlig, based in Bremen.
Schenker Limited has announced the appointment of Simon Bruce as its new Contract Logistics Director in the UK. He has joined from a similar role with Kuehne & Nagel.
Emco Wheaton has strengthened its senior management team as part of a new global programme to increase customer service levels and after market services for customers of its range of loading arms and associated equipment. Olivier Ahmadzadeh is now responsible for creating and delivering framework agreements and structuring the company’s entire after market activity as the new global Director of After Market, based in Lyon, France. He is supported by Hans Annuszies, who has been appointed After Market Manager for loading arm operations in Germany. The new Customer Service Manager in the UK is Ian Robertson. A new Global Marketing Manager has been appointed, Emma Ardley-Batt.
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