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Published: 20 September 2015      

People on the Move

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

APM Terminals has appointed Hans van Kerkhof, a former Managing Director of APM Terminals Rotterdam, as Managing Director of its new automated facility at Maasvlakte II (MVII), replacing Franz Tazelaar, who is understood to be moving to China to take on a new autromated terminal assignment for APMT. The new Operations Director of APMT MVII is Richard Betten, replacing Henk de Groot, but WorldCargo News does not know at this juncture where de Groot is going. According to Dutch transport newspaper NT, Van Kerkhof, who was semi-retired, has been appointed on a temporary basis "for the new operational phase that APMT MVII has now entered," initially until early 2016.

Masaharu Shinohara, Executive Officer, Kobe-Osaka International Port Corporation, Japan, has been appointed by IAPH President Santiago G. Milà as Chair of the IAPH Committee on Port Operations & Logistics, replacing Juan A Delgado who left Valencia Port Authority in Spain in May 2015. Shinohara had been the committee's Vice Chairman since last year.

Brazil's Ports Minister Edinho Araújo has announced two new Board members for Santos Port Authority (Codesp  - Companhia Docas do Estado de São Paulo), Francisco José Adriano and Cleveland Sampaio Lofrano.

As of October 1st, Marco Neelsen will assume Heinrich Ahlers' position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hamburg port operator Buss Port Logistics. Ahlers will stay with Buss Group until at least the end of 2016. Neelsen has had managerial positions with APM Terminals in Oman, Nigeria and Aqaba and will join Buss from Khalifa Bin Salman Port in Bahrain, where he has been CEO since 2012.

US temperature-controlled cargo intermodal asset owner and operartorTiger Cool Express has promoted Bill Welker to the post of SVP, Sales and appointed Bob LeGrand as VP, Operations, and Brian Bowers as CCO, a post previously occupied by CEO Tom Finkbiner. LeGrand was formally Associate Vice President, Operations for Werner Enterprises Intermodal Group, while Bowers recently retired as VP, Intermodal for Kansas City Southern Railroad.

UK-based Trans-Rak International has appointed Wesley Payne and Steven Hobbs as design engineers just as the vehicle racking manufacturer is undergoing a re-design feasibility project in conjunction with Loughborough University, related to its R-Rak product.

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has announced that Andrew Boagey will serve as the Railway Engineers' Forum Chairman for CILT’s two-year term.

The UK Rail Freight Group has announced a number of changes to its Board this year. Derrick Potter, Potter Logistics and Jim Clark, Malcolm Logistics, have announced their retirements. During the year Jane Dobson, Interfleet, and Graham Stephen, DFDS, also step down. Ken Russell, Russell Group, Martin Woor, Hutchison Ports UK and Stuart Taylor, Potter Logistics, have been appointed to the Board to replace them.

ShipServ, the marine and offshore e-marketplace, has announced in London that Donald Anderson has joined its Board of Directors as an independent non-executive director.


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