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Published: 21 February 2016      

People on the move

Marco Simonetti
Latest round-up of appointments known to WorldCargo News in the shipping, ports and related sectors

Maersk Line has consolidated its management for Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina into a single “cluster,” to create a common focal point. The new structure will be run by Antonio Dominguez, formerly Regional Commercial Director, key clients. He takes over from Peter Grangaard Gyde, who is now Commercial Director, Seago Line in Europe. The new Regional Director is Nestor Amador, who takes over from Mario Veraldo, who has moved to Maersk Mexico. João Momesso is the new Regional Director, Trade & Marketing.

Antwerp-based Atlas Logistics Network has set up a new individual organisation to take care of break bulk and project cargoes. The new Atlas Breakbulk Alliance will be led by Albert Pegg. Pegg is a former Managing Director of ASECO Liner Agency and Safmarine Belgium-West Africa services and he has also served on the Boards of the Antwerp Shipping Federation, Seagha and Portilog.

Catherine Mturi Wairi has been appointed Managing Director of Kenya Ports Authority, following a purge of senior managers at both KPA and Kenya Revenue Authority over allegations of import tax fraud on a massive scale. Catherine Mturi Wairi replaces Gichiri Ndua, who is on "garden leave." In addition, three General Managers, Twalib Khamis (Operations), Justus Nyarandi (Corporate services) and Muthoni Gatere (Board and Legal services), have been sent on early retirement, along with Security Chief Mohamed Morowa. Around 50 KRA employees have been transferred from freight stations in Mombasa.

Riga Commercial Port group has appointed Valdis Andersons as the new Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of Riga Container Terminal and Riga Central Terminal. He is a former Managing Director of Noord Natie Ventspils Terminal and a former Manager for the Buss Ports Logistics group covering Sassnitz and Berlin.

Marco Simonetti has assumed the role of Contship Italia Group Vice President for Development and Reorganization. Simonetti was previously Vice President, Marine Terminals. This Business Unit now reports directly to the Group's President, Cecilia Eckelmann-Battistello.

ABP Southampton has recruited Stuart McIntyre to join the team as Regional Head of HR.

Theldon R Branch, III has been reappointed to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority today by Houston City Council. Port Commissioners serve two-year terms without pay.

Jan Remmers was recently appointed CEO of Anchor Shipping (Anker Schiffarts GmbH), the Lesacho afficliate based in Emden, Germany.

Monika Ribar, a Vice President of Swiss Rail (SBB) has been designated as the new President, assuming the post at the AGM on 15th June 2016, taking over from Ulrich Gygi. Befor joining SBB in early 2014, Ribar was CEO of Panalpina World Transport.

Massimo Dodoni has been appointed Sales Director, International by Germany-based trailer/swap body builder Kögel, reporting directly to Managing Director, Thomas Heckel. Prior to this global appointment, Dodoni served as Kögel's Head of Sales, South Eastern Europe since 2014.

Will Whitehorn, Director, Stagecoach Group Plc and Chairman, Transport Systems Catapult, is to become the next President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). He will take up the one-year presidency from Beverley Bell, FCILT when she passes the honour at an inauguration lunch to be held in London on 20th May. Will is a Fellow of the Institute and has been a Vice-President for the past four years.

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