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Published: 26 August 2015      

People on the move

Flemming Dalgaard
Round-up of latest appointments known to WorldCargo News in the shipping, ports and related industry sectors

Bremen-based inland navigation shipping group Reederei B Dettmer GmbH & Co KG has appointed Rob de Leeuw as Managing Director for its Hamburg-based operation in the field of inland tankers. Before joining Dettmer he was managing director of HBS Marine Oil GmbH in Hamburg as well as VEKA Germany GmbH and Green Tank Logistics GmbH.

Gulftainer, which claims to be the largest privately-owned, independent port operator in the world, has announced the appointment of Flemming Dalgaard, as the CEO of GT International, a division of The Gulftainer Group responsible for international operations. Dalgaard will report directly to Gulftainer’s Managing Director, Peter Richards. Prior to joining Gulftainer, Dalgaard worked for over seven years at DP World Group, first as Senior Vice President/Managing Director, Europe & Russia region; and then as Senior Vice President of Strategy. Before that, he worked at Maersk Group.

Russia-based ports operator Global Ports Investments PLC has appointed Vladislav Baumgertner as Chief Executive Officer.He succeeds Alexander Nazarchuk who stepped down from the CEO role but will act as a Non-Executive Director. The new CEO has joined from leading potash fertiliser shipper Uralkali, where he was CEO.

Woo Ye-jong has been appointed as the new president of Busan Port Authority, succeeding Lim Ki-tack who has been elected as the International Maritime Organisation's next secretary-general.

Paul Wac has taken over as CEO of DB Port Szczecin, the DB Schenker Rail Poland affiliate. He succeeds the company's first CEO Manfred Michel who, after five years in the post, has now joined its Supervisory Board and been appointed a Senior Adviser for DB Schenker Rail, Eastern Region.

J Müller AG in the Port of Brake, Germany, has appointed Thomas Bielefeld as its new Deputy Chairman. Bielefeld was appointed Managing Director of J Müller Agri Terminal in 2004 and joined Management Board of family-owned J Müller AG in 2010.

Associated British Ports (ABP) Humber appointed Colin McLoughlin to the role of Head of Operations at the ports of Hull and Goole. He was previously in the bulks department of Peel Ports in Liverpool.

Cooper Specialised Handling, the dedicated heavy handling division of Cooper Handling Group in the UK, has appointed Martin Dale as sales manager for the northern regions of the UK. Cooper Handling Director David Cooper said that it is rare within heavy lifting materials handling for engineers to move into sales, but not for Cooper. "Both Peter Astley (now retired) and Chris Barnes were field engineers prior to joining our sales team and demonstrated that a sound technical knowledge is essential when engaging with customers of large and specialised handling equipment." Dale was previously one of Cooper's technical engineers, based on site at the Hams Hall Rail Freight Terminal, with responsibility for mobile engineering.

Simon Barkworth has been appointed to the position of Managing Director UK Operations at Crown Lift Trucks. For the past 15 years, he has worked for Crown in a variety of different roles, most recently as Sales Director of Crown Lift Trucks UK.

Markus Sontheimer has been appointed as the new Chief Information Officer on the Board of Schenker AG in Essen. In this role, he will be responsible as CIO for the business unit DB Schenker Logistics. Currently CIO of Group Finance, Deutsche Bank AG, Markus Sontheimer will take up his new position on 1st January 2016. He takes over the position of CIO of Schenker AG from Peter Schumann, who will leave the company at the end of November 2015.

Logistics service provider RheinCargo GmbH & Co. KG has appointed Dr Christian Kuhn as Joint Managing Director, with effect from October this year. He succeeds Rainer Schäfer who is retiring from RheinCargo, but will continue to be Managing Director of Neuss-Düssledorfer Häfen. Wolfgang Birlin was recently appointed JMD in succession to Horst Leonhardt.

SEKO Logistics has appointed Randy Sinker to the newly-created post of Chief Client Solutions Officer. Based in Chicago, he will work closely with SEKO’s Customer Solutions Group teams in Europe and Asia Pacific. His new role includes responsibility for client on-boarding, implementations, account management and customer service.

GAC Japan is expanding its team, five months after opening an operations office in Tokyo, to meet the demand for oil and gas and LNG-related ship agency services. Kenichi Okamoto has thus joined GAC Japan as National Operations Manager.

DSV Road Ltd has appointed Marc Coleman to support its activities in the automotive industry. Based in the UK, his role is to re-introduce DSV as a fresh player within the thriving automotive sector here in the UK. The automotive industry is booming after a period of continuous growth. It currently represents the largest export sector within the UK, with an estimated turnover of £69.5B in 2014.

Hill Dickinson has announced that Captain Joe Quain, formerly of Bentley’s Stokes and Lowless, will be joining the firm as a partner in the Singapore office with effect from 1 September 2015 bringing the firm’s strength of Master Mariner lawyers to six in total.

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