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Published: 10 April 2016      

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

Carsten Jensen has ben appointed as new CEO of Mols-Linien with effect from 1st August 2016 when Søren Jespersen will retire, after five years in post culminating in the annual report for 2015 that featured the biggest profits in the company's 49-year history. Carsten Jensen has held various managerial positions in DFDS since 2005.

Christian Blauert, a former MD of HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai and a former VP of Terminal Link SA, has recently been appointed COO of Yilport Holding, Inc.

Nick Ridehalgh has now stepped down from his post as Director of Associated British Ports Southampton, as previously advised. He will be succeeded by Alastair Welch, who has extensive experience of the transport sector, including Heathrow’s Terminal 4 and London Southend Airport.

Diversified Port Holdings (DPH), LLC, the Jacksonville (FL)-based stevedoring and terminal service organisation, has appointed Troy Gouger as president of operations and Chris May as chief process officer. DPH has operations in Jaxport, Mobile, New Orleans, Cape Canaveral, and Ft. Lauderdale and is the parent company of both Portus and Seaonus.

Ousted Dutch Railways' President Timo Huges has also left the Supervisory Board of the Rotterdam Port Authority (Havenbedrijf Rotterdam/HbR). Although he was eligible for a second term from April 2016, this option was dropped. Huges was last year forced to leave his post as president of Dutch national railway operator NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen) by the Dutch Finance Ministry - the shareholder. This followed alleged false competition which benefitted an NS subsidiary in a regional public transport tender. Although the Dutch state holds 30% in HbR, no stance was taken by the Finance Ministry regarding Huges’s post on the non-executive Board.

Jacek Bieczek is to retire from his post as CEO of Polish rail company CTL Logistics after 18 years with the company (the last six as CEO). He will be succeeded by Jarosław Król, who joined the company in 2013.

Uwe Wedig, a member of the Management Board at Imperial Logistics International and CEO of Imperial Shipping Holding GmbH, is leaving the company "by mutual consent." The management team of the Imperial Transport Solutions division will assume Wedig’s responsibilities. In other changes, Marc-Oliver Hauswald has been appointed Director of Business Unit Shipping, Dry at Imperial Logistics International, sharing the lead role with Thomas Küpper, also Director of Business Unit Shipping, Dry. Prior to joining Imperial Logistics International in February this year Hauswald was Managing Director for internationalisation, business development and finance at Buss Port Logistics, Hamburg. He is also co-manager of the joint venture Buss Imperial Logistics (BIL), a company that supplies raw materials and aggregates to Duisburg Hüttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann (HKM) and operates HKM's private port facilities on its behalf.

Russian freight logistics group Globaltrans Investment has appointed Valery Shpakov as Chief Executive Officer. He has acted in the role of Interim CEO of Globaltrans since November 2015. Prior to that, he was CEO of New Forwarding Company, the primary gondola car operating subsidiary of Globaltrans.

Union Tank Eckstein GmbH & Co KG has appointed Gabriel Moulènes as the new Area Manager for Central and Eastern Europe, based in Budapest. He will also supervise the set-up of new business units in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Mark Delaney has been appointed Managing Director of GAC India, following the retirement of Paul Haegeman who has held the position since September 2004. Delaney has held various positions at GAC, including Managing Director of GAC Thailand, Managing Director of Abu Dhabi, Commercial Director of GAC Marine and Commercial Development Manager of GAC China. Briggs Equipment UK, part of Sammons Enterprises, Inc has announced the appointment of Peter Jones as Managing Director. Previously the company's Chief Financial Officer, he joined Briggs in 2006.

Aarhus, Denmark-based shipping and forwarding company The Martin Bencher Group has appointed Joergen Hougaard as Group COO, based in Aarhus. Hougaard was most recently as VP for Global Renewables Projects at DSV and before that one was of the partners in Baltship AS.

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