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Published: 9 November 2015      

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Latest list of appointments known to WorldCargo News in the shipping, ports and allied sectors

Helder Barbalho, the new man in charge of Brazil's Ports Ministry (SEP) has appointed José Alex Botelho de Oliva as the new head of CODESP, the São Paulo port authority. A former head of the National Agency of Waterway Transportation (ANTAQ), Botelho de Oliva replaces Angelino Caputo e Oliveira, who has been in charge of CODESP only since April 2014. In sweeping changes to CODESP's administration, Barbalho has also replaced the CFO and Chief Engineer, Alencar Severino da Costa and Paulino Moreira, with Celino Ferreira da Fonseca and Antônio de Pádua de Deus Andrade respectively. Two other directors, appointed in September, remain in post: Cleveland Sampaio Lofrano (Logistics Operations) and Francisco José Adriano (CCO).

International Container Terminal Services, Inc (ICTSI) recently announced the promotions of three officers. Martin O’Neil was promoted to Executive Vice President from Senior Vice President and Global Chief Financial Officer. Also promoted were Rafael D Consing Jr, from Vice President and Treasurer to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and Jose Joel M Sebastian, from Vice President and Controller to Senior Vice President, Finance.

Takashi Kodera, Kazutaka Imaizumi and Ibrahim Sharaf have been appointed respectively Director & General Manager, Director & Chairman and Director & Vice Chairman of a new joint venture set up by K Line and Dubai, UAE-based shipping and logistics company Sharaf Group, K Line Shipping & Logistics.

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has selected US Marine Colonel Richard Jordan as the port's new Chief of Staff, to assist the Commission in making key decisions in governing the Port of Long Beach. Jordan most recently served as Director of Enlisted Professional Military Education at the Marine Corps University in Quantico, Va.

Aare Tark has been elected as the new Chairman of Port of Tallinn’s Supervisory Board. Tark said that the first task of the Supervisory Board is to elect a professional and competent Management Board for Port of Tallinn and the supervision of company’s activities and taken responsibilities, primarily the fulfilment of the contracts about ferry building.

Hai Sheng Yang has left TMEIC and joined ZPMC, where he is now Vice President of Engineering at ZPMC Electric Co Ltd.

Container Port Group, Inca has announced from Cleveland (OH) that Mike Mays is its Vice President of National Accounts, reporting directly to Jim Kramer, SVP, Commercial. Mays’ career, spanning two decades, includes posts at P&O Nedlloyd, GATX, OOCL and Domestic Intermodal America/AgriOcean Service.

UAE-based GMS, which says it is the world's largest buyer of ships, has announced that Jasvinder Virdi has joined the company to develop its growth within the industry. Ms Virdi spent the last 10 years at the St Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry as a Ship Registration Executive.

Kerry Logistics has appointed Thomas Blank as its new Managing Director for Europe. He was previously MD, Europe of Agility Logistics and has also held senior posts with Geodis, UTi Worldwide and other logistics companies.

Rhenus has appointed Michael Baier to the LTE Logistik management team. This follows the green light given to Rhenus' acquisition of a 50% stake in LTE by the anti-trust authorities. Separately, Rhenus Logistics in the UK has appointed Tim Doggett as its new general manager, North West.

Priority Freight has appointed Andrew Austin as Group Operations Director. He was formerly CEO of the company from 2010 to 2013 and before that he was Vice-President Europe for Schneider Logistics, Managing Director Northern Europe for FedEx and General Manager Network Logistics for Lynx Express.

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