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Published: 27 January 2015      

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Paillette Palaiologou
Latest round-up of appointments and awards known to WorldCargo News in the shipping, ports and allied sectors

German shipping company NSB Reederei, a leading container tramper, has appointed Tim Porath as its new COO. He thus joins his father Helmut Porath (CEO) and Lutz Weber (CFO) on the Board. Lutz Müller is available as technical advisor.

Janiece M Longoria has been unanimously reappointed Chairman of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority today in a joint session of the Harris County Commissioners Court and the Houston City Council.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has appointed his Deputy Mayor for City Services, Doane Liu, as Deputy Executive Director and Chief of Staff at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA), with effect from February 1. He will continue to help oversee the Mayor's Office of City Services until the transition to a new Deputy Mayor is complete. A search for his successor is underway. Separately, POLA has appointed Marla Bleavins as its Chief Financial Officer.

The Port of Corpus Christi Authority has announced that Frank Brogan will retire from his post as Managing Director on 2 February, after a career spanning more than 40 years. Mr. Brogan will retire on February 2, 2015. A nationwide search for his successor is under way.

Nicolas Occis has been appointed Executive Director of HAROPA Port of Rouen. He succeeds Philippe Deiss who was appointed Managing Director of Ports Normands Associés’ last November. Occis also takes the revolving presidency of the HAROPA GIE for the year 2015, succeeding Hervé Martel, Executive Director of HAROPA-Port of Le Havre, as the Executive Director of each HAROPA port is president in turns.

Franz Anton Zauner has been appointed Regional Representative for Austria/Central and Eastern Europe by the Port of Rotterdam Authority, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary to his "desk," which up to now concerned only Austria. A multi-lingual assistant will also be appointed.

Bureau Veritas Marine appoints new marketing director has appointed Paillette Palaiologou as Marine Marketing & Sales Director within the Marine & Offshore Operating Group.

The IMO and the World Maritime University (WMU) have announced the appointment of Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry as the new President of the WMU Malmö, Sweden, with effect from July. She is currently Director of the International Labour Standards Department at the ILO and her new appointment has been warmly welcomed by the ITF.

The Thome Group has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Olav Magnus Nortun, with effect from 1 April. As part of the new appointment, Olav Eek Thorstensen will step aside as Group CEO, but will continue as Thome Group Executive Chairman, while Claes Eek Thorstensen will continue as Thome Group President.

Jungheinrich UK Ltd has announced three new appointments to its Systems & Projects Division team: Tony Eckley, Project Manager; Mark Ogden, VNA Systems Product Manager (Northern Region); and Tony Crowe, Product Manager, Racking and Storage Systems (Western Region).

Sarah Spivey, Managing Director of Modulift UK Ltd has been elected to the Board of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association.

Gerhard Oswald, a former director of Transfracht, has been appointed as Managing Director of RailRunner Europe, based in Hamburg Kögel, the German trailer and swap body manufacturer, has strengthened its management team by appointing Petra Adrianowytsch as Management Board member for Corporate Development, along with sales in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Thomas Kraus, formerly CEO of TNT Express in Germany, has been appointed Group Marketing Director of Geodis.

Philip W Herwig has become the new Managing Partner of Röhlig, succeeding his father Thomas W Herwig, who ceased to be a member of the Global Executive Board at the end of the year and now chairs the Röhlig Advisory Board. To coincide with this change of generation, the name of the parent company in Bremen has been changed from Röhlig Holding GmbH & Co KG to Röhlig Logistics GmbH & Co KG.

Rhenus UK has appointed Chris Blissitt as Operations Manager at its headquarters in Manchester.

PTV Transport Consult GmbH Thomas Ferrero as Managing Director. He will support his management colleagues, Michel Zweers and Dr Gerd Bahm, who will leave the management board during the course of the year.

The US Transportation Marketing & Sales Association has appointed John Haggerty, Vice President of Business Development at Burris Logistics, to its Board of Directors, and as Chairman of the TMSA Membership Committee.

A new Business Development Manager, Hazel Walker, has been appointed by Mersey Maritime to help implement the organisation’s development strategy over the next five years.

Lord Andrew Adonis, a former British Secretary of State for Transport, and renowned industrial designer Alexander Neumeister have received the European Railway Award 2015. The awards were presented last week at a ceremony at the Musées Royaux d’Art et Histoire in Brussels prior to the joint CER-UNIFE Annual Reception, which attracted more than 500 guests from all over Europe, including high-level politicians and transport stakeholders.

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) Freight Service Awards 2014 winners are: James Circus of Estuary Logistics (Ocean Freight); Amanda Brennan of Samskip (Environment); John Fludder of Panalpina World Transport (Project Forwarding); Dan Smith-Cox of Freightex (European Logistics); Jenifer Taylor of Santova Logistics (Young Freight Forwarder); Helgi Ingolfsson of Schenker (Special Services); Michael Hansen of DSV Air & Sea (Air Freight); Phil Sugden of Allport Cargo Services (Supply Chain Management); and Charles Hogg of Unsworth Global Logistics (Staff Development).

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