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Published: 16 October 2014
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Latest news of appointments known to WorldCargo News in the shipping, ports and allied sectors
Diego Aponte has been appointed CEO and President of Mediterranean Shipping Company. Up to now a Vice President, he takes over from his father Gianluigi Aponte, who founded MSC in the 1970s.
Flemming R Jacobs, a former partner in the Maersk group and a former CEO of NOL, has joined the Board of Directors of ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd, replacing Nir Epstein. Jacob’s role will last until July 2015, three years after the closing of the company’s recent debt restructuring. The shipping line also confirmed that Aharon Fogel, whose background is in insurance and finance, has taken over as executive chairman. A new Board of Directors has been appointed, with Rafi Danieli continuing as CEO.
Port of Hamburg operator Wallmann & Co GmbH & Co KG has appointed Hubertus Ritzke as sole managing director. He has worked for Wallmann since February and was previously Managing Director of UVHH ev, the Hamburg Port Employers' Association. Gerd Schüler, a long-time employee of Wallmann, has been appointed sole authorised signatory.
The European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP) has appointed Hans-Peter Hadorn as its new President. Managing Director of the ports of Switzerland since 2005, Hadorn takes over from Jean-Louis Jérome (Port of Strasbourg), who will remain vice president of EFIP. The other vice presidents are Carmen Costache from the Association of Romanian Inland Ports, Roland Hörner from the Port of Mannheim and Rainier Reekmans, Port of Brussels.
Following the departure of Michel Moal, Eric Sorel has been named as the new Port Captain at the Port of Dunkirk. Maurice Evain has been appointed as Vice Captain and Joël Floch as Assistant Captain.
Jim Perschbach has been appointed as the Port San Antonio’s (TX) new Executive Vice President of Business Development.
The Port of Oakland (CA) has named Mike Zampa as Director of Communications, responsible for all internal and external communications.
Greg Hewitt has been appointed Executive Vice President for the Americas region in Kalmar, part of Cargotec. He has worked as President and CEO in Heil Trailer International, as Vice President & General Manager in Komatsu North America, Construction Division, and as Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service at Jacobsen, a Textron Company. He succeeds Lennart Brelin who is leaving Kalmar at the end of 2014.
Taylor Minster Leasing (TML) has announced that after the resignation of its previous General Manager it has appointed Al Kibbe as General Manager for its Houston office. He has previously worked with Trans America Leasing and Ermewa Group and more recently for Hoover.
Gianfranco Sgro has been appointed as a new member of the Management Board of Kuehne + Nagel effective February 1, 2015, with responsibility for the Contract Logistics business unit. Dr Detlef Trefzger will continue to head the business unit in addition to his CEO responsibilities until Gianfranco Sgro joins.
Mario Cavalluci has been as appointed as the new managing director of Messrs. Yusen Logistics (Deutschland) GmbH. He has been the company's Deputy MD based in Düsseldorf since May 2014.
Peter Wimmer has retired as President of Rhenus Alpina AG in Basle and has been succeeded by Andreas Stöckli, whowill also join the Board of parent company Rhenus SE & Co KG. Stöckli's previous position as CFO has been filled by Bruno Egger, up to now CFO of Rhenus affiliates Cargologistic and Rhenus Contract Logistics.
Anthony Mollet has been appointed Business Development Manager for GAC UK, based in Grangemouth. He joined the GAC Group in 2006.
Hill Dickinson, LLP has announced that partner Jeff Isaacs, is the new head of the firm’s Commodities Team.
Rebekah Kemp, Northern Regional Sales Manager for DSV Road UK based in Wythenshawe, has Been appointed as the Head of Key Account Management.