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Published: 4 October 2014
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Latest round-up of appointments known to WorldCargo News in the shipping, ports and allied industry sectors
The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has appointed Ibrahim Abdulrahman Al-Omar as its new CEO, as of October 1st 2014, replacing Mohammad Al Otaibi.
Marc Saverys has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Cie Maritime Belge, replacing Etienne Davignon who has been appointed Vice Chairman. The executive committee now comprises Ludwig Criel (Chairman), Marc Saverys, Alexander Saverys, Michaël Saverys, Ludovic Saverys and Benoît Timmermans. The latter remains responsible for the commercial maritime activities of the CMB Group. Alexander Saverys has been appointed CEO and Ludovic Saverys has been appointed CFO.
Folker Kielgast has been appointed Joint Managing Director of Niedersachsen Ports GmbH & Co KG (NPorts). He replaces Hans-Joachim Uhlendorf, who is due to retire at the end of December. Kielgast has been technical manager of JadeWeserPort Realisierungs GmbH & Co KG (Wilhelmshvan) since November 2008 and continues in that post.
Xavier Boluda has been appointed Director General of DP World Tarragona. He was previously General Manager of Noatum Ports' MSC Terminal Valencia.
Henrik Kristensen is leaving his post as director of APM Terminals in Peru after 3.5 years. He will be succeeded by Dallas Hampton, an Australian who has formerly worked for the company in Apapa and Kaohsiung. It is understood that Kristensen is stepping down for health reasons.
Urban Siller has been announced as the new CEO of Identec Solutions AG. He was previously head of a business unit at Carl Zeiss and replaces Brian Robertson, who led Identec for the last three years.
Dave Cooper has been appointed as the new Managing Director of UK-based global IBC solutions specialist Matcon Ltd. Cooper has been Operations Director since 2008. He replaces Charles Lee, who will remain on the senior management team as Executive Director.
International ship chandler EMS Seven Seas, based in London, has appointed Lars Rosenkrands as its new CEO. Announcing his appointment on 17th September, EMS Seven Seas also confirmed that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Wave Shipping, a maritime and port agency services company based in Singapore. Under the new ownership, Wave will continue as a standalone division within EMS Seven Seas.
Herman Jorgensen, formerly General Manager at GAC Norway, has been appointed GAC UK's Managing Director. He is based at the company’s Grangemouth office, working alongside the company's finance and human resources departments. He replaces Peter Cole, who has taken up a newly-created post at GAC Group - Director, Risk Management. Thus focuses on risk assessments, compliance, ethics, HSSE, conformity with Customs and Excise procedures, contract review and insurance matters.