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Published: 17 November 2014      

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Janek Stalmeister (L) and Enn Pant
Latest round-up of appointments known to WorldCargo News in the shipping, ports and allied sectors

The supervisory board of the Estonian AS Tallink group has accepted the resignation of CEO Enn Pant as of January 1st 2015. The present member of the management team and CFO of the group, Janek Stalmeister will succeed Mr. Pant, who will join the Supervisory Board and may become their chairman

Inland shipping company Contargo GmbH & Co KG based in Duisburg has for the first time appointed a new Managing Director from outside Germany. Dutch inland navigation expert Marcel Hulsker is the fourth Managing Director on the Board and was formerly Managing Director of Rhinecontainer, now part of Contargo. He continues to be based in Zwijndrecht and will also run Contargo Network Service GmbH & Co KG and will be Joint Managing Director of the newly established joint venture company Transbox United BVBA based in Antwerp.

Kim Riison Gadegaard has been appointed as the new Director of Noatum Ports Valenciana SA. He replaces Franck Boniface Berthelot.

Bernadino Copano, the current Managing Director of Bernardino Abad SL, has been appointed President of the Cadiz Bay Port Promotion Association (Gades Port). Rafael Ponce, of the Corporación de Práticos de Cádiz, has been voted in as Vice President. They replace Juan Bernal and Albino Pardo respectively.

Francois Bello has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Hutchinson Ports Sweden. He is based in ECT's Euromax terminal, but plans to be in Stockholm at least once every month as well as communicating regularly with remote communication such as E-mail and Skype.

Olivier Carmes is the new director of the French Port of Sète, replacing Jean-Loup Bertret.

Paceco España has appointed Pedro Arredondo as its new president. He replaces Mikel Basurco.

Jean-Luc Thomé, Chairman and Director general of BA Systèmes, has been named Managing Director of Gaussin BA Systèmes, a new joint venture with Gaussin Group aimed at supplying automated handling and transportation systems for port operators.

Michel Lyrstrand, formerly with TTS Group ASA, has joined Gaussin Manugistique as Global Sales Director.

Hirschmann Automation and Control (PAT) based in Chambersburg (PA, USA) has announced that Jason Dean has joined the team as Technical Sales Engineer, Mobile Machine Control Solutions (MCS) division.

NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG), the parent company of Hyster Company and Yale Materials Handling Corporation, has announced that Paul Laroia, its Vice President of Aftermarket, has indicated plans to retire after more than 40 years with the group, but will stay with the company through the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition.

Peter Sierk has stepped down from his position of Managing Director of German shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau Gesellschaft (FSG) after nine years in post. Ulf Bertheau, the group’s external lawyer, has been appointed as Interin Managing Director. As previously reported, FSG was recently acquired by Siems Industries of Norway.

Volker Blöck has been appointed Managing Director of Hamburg-based Transworld Shipping GmbH, joining from APL Hamburg where he held several management positions, the last being Managing Director for Germany and Central Europe.

Rhenus Logistics has appointed a new branch manager as a result of what it describes as rapid market growth. Russell Turner will head operations at the Cannock branch of the UK division.

International law firm Hill Dickinson LLP has announced that partner Patrick Hawkins is its first head of global shipping. Patrick, who also heads the firm’s Greek Office, will manage and co-ordinate the firm's international shipping practice.

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