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Published: 18 April 2016      

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

IAPH: To fill the vacancy of the office of Vice President for Asia/Oceania Region caused by the forced resignation of Richard Lino, a call for self-nomination was made in February. Martin Byrne, CEO, Port Nelson Ltd, New Zealand, turned out to be the sole candidate and regular members in the region cast a vote of confidence in him in March. As a result, Byrne was unanimously voted to become the region's VP with immediate effect.

The American Association of Port Authoroties (AAPA) has elected Port of Pascaougla Director Mark McAndrews as its Chairman of the Board for the 2016-17 activity year, which begins in late October. McAndrews is slated to be installed as Chairman for a one-year term on the final day of AAPA’s 105th Annual Convention, set for October 23rd-26th, in New Orleans. He will assume the chairmanship from Port Saint John (NB) President and CEO Jim Quinn, who began his one-year AAPA term last November. McAndrews has served as Port of Pascagoula’s port director since March 2001.

Port of Long Beach CEO Jon Slangerup has been named by US Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker to the Department’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (ACSSC). Slangerup, along with 10 other industry executives representing the various segments of the supply chain, were appointed to the 45-member ACSCC. Other new appointees include Gene Seroka, Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles, who has teamed with Slangerup to address supply chain issues related to trans-Pacific trade to the US. Slangerup and Seroka have spearheaded a supply chain optimisation initiative focused on improving shipping velocity and reliability. The next meeting of the ACSCC is scheduled for April 20th-21st in Houston (TX).

Mark Geilenkirchen has been appointed the new CEO of the Sohar Industrial Port Group, the 50:50 joint venture of Rotterdam port authority (HbR) and the Sultanate of Oman. He will succeed André Toet with effect from July 1st, 2016. It is not known if Toet will be returning to HbR. Geilenkirchen was previously APM Terminals’ Hong Kong-based Sales Director.

DB Cargo UK (ex-DB Schenker Rail UK) has introduced three new members to its sales team. Kathryn Oldale has been appointed Bid Manager and Rob Brewster and Phil McKennell have been appointed Account Managers for Intermodal. Oldale has joined the company from Johnson & Johnson Ltd and McKennell from EDW Logistics Ltd, while Brewster previously worked as General Manager for Business Development at PD Ports.

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