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Published: 6 June 2015      

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Round-up of latest appointments and personal and corporate awards known to WorldCargo News

The Board of Directors of DNV GL Group has appointed Remi Eriksen as the company’s new Group President & CEO. He is succeeding Henrik O Madsen, who it was previously reported is retiring on 1 August.

Maersk Line has appointed Omar Shamsie as the new president of its Latin American and Caribbean division. As of July 1, he will replace Robbert van Trooijen, who becomes the company's president for its North Asian division, which encompasses China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

The Board of Directors of the Association of Danish Ports A/S has appointed Nils Skeby as the new CEO to become effective as of August 1st 2015. Skeby comes from the position of CEO of Danske Svejse Teknik A/S and he is presently a member of the Port of Hantsholm Board of Directors. He succeeds Jens Peter Peters who will be retiring.

Adolfo González, currently CEO of DP World Tarragona, is understood to be heading to Las Palmas to take over as CEO of OPCSA.

João Pedro Braga da Cruz has been elected president of Aveiro port authority in Portugal, a post he previously occupied in 2002-2005. Cruz is also a former director of civil works and equipment at Douro and Leixões port authority.

Óscar Magdalena, who has recently been working as planning director of Noatum Container Terminal Valencia, has been appointed to the post of director of Noatum Container Terminal Malaga.

Juan Antonio Delgado has quit his post of Deputy Director-General of Valencia port authority, which he has held for the last 10 years, and joined Grimaldi Logística España. The strategic responsibilities formerly held by Delgado will be taken up by another Deputy Director-General, Manuel Guerra, while operational responsibilities will be assumed by Director-General Ramón Gómez-Ferrer.

Tatsuya Yamada has been named as Managing Director of CLK Cold Storage Company Ltd,  a new joint venture involving K Line in Vietnam.  

The supervisory board of BLG-Bremer Lagerhaus Gesellschaft AG has appointed Dieter Schumacher as a member of the Board of the management and director for labour affairs with effect from January 2016, initially until December 2018. He will replace Hartmut Meckelburg, who will be reitiring after almost 50 years with BLG.

Hyster Big Trucks (NACCO Materials Handling Group) has appointed Mike Parkin as its new Sales Manager, serving the Scandinavian region and Finland. Parkin joins from Hyster's UK distribution partner, Briggs Equipment UK. He previously worked also for Barloworld Handling and Kalmar.

Liebherr Maritime Cranes has announced that Gordon Clark has been appointed new Sales Director Offshore Cranes. Clark previously ran Liebherr Sunderland Works Ltd that mainly produced offshore cranes for the UK market. Subesquently he moved to the mobile harbour cranes division and was in charge of the sales for the UK, Ireland and eventually also English speaking Africa.

Greencarrier Freight Services in Sweden has appointed Mikael Forsberg as its first head of global sales (Chief Commercial Officer) as it seeks to develop a stronger international profile. It has also promoted Jarmo Halonen to the role of Group Director, Road Freight.

Kögel has appointed Frédéric Perez as Managing Director, France. He will continue to expand the Sales and Service Network in France.

The Port of Gothenburg has won gold from the IAPH for the best communications initiative of the year, its 'Made in Sweden' web concept. The series focuses on Swedish export companies and their products, including Absolut Vodka, Billerud Korsnäs and Volvo, to demonstrate how the products are transported by sea to cities such as New York, London and Tokyo. The Port Communications Award was established by the IAPH in 2011 to highlight the impact of innovative communication when explaining how essential ports are to world development.

ContainerPort Group (CPG) has won two awards – 2014 Dray Carrier of the Year and On-Time Service - from Lowe's Companies, Inc at its Annual Global Carrier Conference. CPG has already won Evergreeen's 2014 Container Yard of the Year – Midwest region.

The Honorable Mario Cordero, Chairman, Federal Maritime Commission, and a pioneer in the Green Port Policy, will receive the 2015 Connie Award presented by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute in Long Beach, CA, on September 29. In addition, CII will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to Tay Yoshitani, recently retired CEO of the Port of Seattle, who has also held leadership positions in the global port industry.

UK: Fiona Kerr, Managing Director of First Glasgow, has won Woman of the Year award at FTA's Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards.

Hyster Company's Fortis S80-120FT lift truck series has won a 2014 Silver Product of the Year award from Plant Engineering in the material handling systems category.

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