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Published: 30 May 2016      

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Anik Trudel, Port Autonome de Montréal
Latest round-up of appointments known to WorldCargo News in the shipping, ports and allied industry sectors, including news of a new CEO for Kalmar

The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority has elected James L Allgood, a leading businessman, as its new Chairman, succeeding James Walters in the post. James Allgood, who served as vice chairman for two years, will assume his new responsibilities on 1st July. As previously reported, Curtis Folz is stepping down as CEO at the end of FY2015-16 (30th June) after 12 years in post (the first six as COO0 and will be replaced as CEO by the current COO Griff Lynch.

Dertje Meijer will be stepping down as CEO of Ports of Amsterdam, effective 1st August 2016. She has been with Port of Amsterdam since 2001. "After being with the Port of Amsterdam for fifteen years and serving for seven years as CEO, the time has come for me to make way for a successor," said Ms Meijer. "The successful corporatisation in 2013, the new large sea lock currently under construction and the detailed strategy for the years ahead mean the port is ready for the future." The Supervisory Board said it supports Dertje Meijer in her decision to leave the Port of Amsterdam and is grateful to her for the manner in which she has led the organisation during a complex transition.

The Supervisory Board of Gdansk port Authority SA has appointed Lukas Greinke as its President and Mrs Bozena Jankowska as Vice President for financial affairs. A lawyer by training, Lucase Greinke is a former member of the Supervisory Board of ATC Cargo, Loconi International and Gdynia stevedoring company Gasten SA. Also a lawyer, Bozena Jankowska has held senior management positions in the field of finance, accounting and administration with various companies involved in the port industry and before joining Gdansk was at Baltycki Terminal Zbozowy in Gdynia.

DP World Australia has appointed a leading businessman, John Fletcher, Non-Executive Chairman of its Board. He joined the DP World Australia Board as a Non-Executive Director earlier this year. In assuming the position of Non-Executive Chairman, Mr Fletcher succeeds Ms Holly Koeppel who will continue to serve DP World as a member of the Board.

Anik Trudel has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Montreal Port Authority (PAM). She succeeds Michel Lessard, who is retiring after nine years, the maximum allowed under the Canada Marine Act. M. Lessard chaired the Board for seven of those years. Anik Trudel has been a Board member since 2008. She is Senior VP and General Manager at Citoyen Optimum, a well-known Quebec-based public relations firm. Marie-Claude Boisvert, a Board member since 2014, has been elected Vice-Chairman. Mme Boisvert is COO of Desjardins Business Capital Régional et Coopératif.

Martin Jacob has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Apapa Container Terminal for APM Terminals. He takes up the position on 1st June, replacing Andrew Dawes. The terminal, which handled 608,000 TEU last year, is the busiest in West Africa, but will face growing competition from a host of new and expanding container terminals that will be developed across the region over the next few years, including APMT’s own Badagry project, close to Apapa. Martin Jacob was previously Managing Director of another APMT Nigeria operation, West Africa Container Terminal in Onne.

Dr Antti Kaunonen has been appointed President of Kalmar, part of Cargotec, as of 1 July 2016. He will report to Mika Vehviläinen, CEO of Cargotec, and be a member of Cargotec's Executive Board. Dr Kaunonen currently holds the position of Senior Vice President, Automation and Project Division in Kalmar. Olli Isotalo, President of Kalmar and member of Cargotec's Executive Board, will leave Cargotec to take up the position of CEO of Patria. "Kalmar is in a very good shape. I want to thank Olli for his magnificent work during his many years with the corporation and wish him the best of success with his new challenges," said Mika Vehviläinen.

New Jersey, US-based INTTRA, the global ocean shipping electronic marketplace, has announced that Jeff White has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy, reporting to John F Fay, INTTRA's CEO. Jeff White joined INTTRA after serving as CFO of bio-fuels and chemicals start-up Virent, Inc and prior to that he was the CEO of Renew Energy. Jo Christian Oterhals has been appointed Chairman of Ocean Hub AS, the international online community for the ocean industries, based in Norway.

Paul Anderson, President and CEO of Port Tampa Bay in Florida, has been elected treasurer of the Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC). He was a Board member of CAGTC for 2015-16, and now steps up to the Executive Board. CAGTC has filled five other Board of Directors’ seats.

Imperial Logistics International BV & Co KG, part of the South Africa-based Imperial group based in Duisburg, has appointed Christian Jabs as Head of Group Sales reporting to Richard Schroeter, Managing irector for sales and marketing. Christian Jabs was formerly Senior Manager, Business Development for Imperial's industrial business unit.

Wolfgang Göbel has been appointed Chief Sales Officer for Germany's Mosolf Group.

Additionally, Wolfgang Göbel has been elected President of the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG), having served served as ECG Vice-President for the last seven years. Mats Eriksson, CEO, AB SkandiaTransport, another long-term board member, assumes the role of Vice-President. He was previously Treasurer. The outgoing President is Costantino Baldissara, Commercial, Logistics & Operations Director, Grimaldi Group, who held the post for seven years and who has been re-elected to the Board. The following Board members were also re-elected: Maximilian Altmann (ARS Altmann AG); Michael Bünning (BLG Automobile Logistics); Krzysztof Dakowicz (Adampol); Marcos Duato (Flota Suardiaz); Mats Eriksson (AB Skandia Transport); Wolfgang Göbel (Horst Mosolf); Ömer Gürsoy (Me-Par); Christian Lang (DB Cargo Logistics). Ray MacDowall (ECM Vehicle Delivery Services) Peter Borrmann (STVA) and Konrad Zwirner (Hödlmayr International) stood down from the Board and four new candidates stood and were elected, Marc Adriansens (ICO); Olivier Benguigui (STVA); René Eisbrich (Lagermax) and Jon Kuiper (Koopman Logistics Group). This brings the Board up to 14 members.

GAC North America has appointed Carlos Arrieta as Regional Commercial Director, Oil and Gas, South America. Prior to his latest appointment, Sr Arrieta was Commercial Director, Oil & Gas for GAC North America, Logistics, after joining the Group in 2010.

Braemar Adjusting has promoted Sam Foster from Senior Adjuster to Director.

International law firm Hill Dickinson has appointed Patric McGonigal to its commodities team. Based in the London office, he joins from Hogan Lovells, Tokyo where he headed the international disputes team.


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