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Published: 15 October 2016      

People on the move

George Terberg (L) and Rob Van Hove
Latest appointments known to WorldCargo News in the shipping, ports and allied sectors

At the end of this year, George Terberg, who has been with Netherlands-based Terberg Benschop BV for 39 years, will retire as the company's CEO and move to the holding company, Terberg Group in IJsselstein. This marks the end of an era, during which the family-owned terminal tractor and special vehicles manufacturer has risen to world prominence. In 2014 George Terberg was appointed a Knight of the Order of Orange Nassau in recognition of his contribution to Dutch industry and exports.

Rob van Hove has been appointed as George Terberg's successor and they are jointly leading Terberg Benschop until the end of the year. Rob van Hove is a newcomer to Terberg, and has joined from Kuiken Groep in Emmeloord, where he was CEO for the past six years. Before that he was with Kalmar and was responsible for expansion of all after-sales activities, worldwide. "We opened a range of new branches and helped many dealers to further develop their after-sales businesses. In this period of seven years I was also director of several Kalmar subsidiaries in Europe and Africa," said Rob van Hove.

Frank Tazelaar, formerly Managing Director of of APM Terminals Maasvlakte II, is to join Dutch-based software solutions specialist TBA, part of Terex Port Solutions, as Managing Director. TBA is aiming to increase its consultancy and software business in the coming years, by increasing its market presence globally and by growing the installed base of existing and new software products. Frank Tazelaar's appointment, stated TBA, will enable the other directors, Dr Yvo Saanen and Martijn Coeveld to focus more on commercial activities and operations respectively.

Pekka Rouhiainen has been appointed Investor Relations Manager of Cargotec with effect from 1st November, 2016. He joins Cargotec from Sanoma, where he worked as Investor Relations Manager.

Peel Ports has announced the appointment of Amanda Harvey as Head of Bulk Terminal Operations (Mersey) and Rachel Hinton as the Head of Sales (Mersey). Both have joined from outside the ports industry, with a background in retail and logistics.

Forth Ports Limited has appointed Captain Alan McPherson as its new Chief Harbour Master for Scottish operations. He has joined from the Port of Tyne Authority.

Ship management company Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) has appointed two new Managing Directors to the Company. Neil McNeil will head BSM British Isles, based in the Isle of Man and Mingfa Liu will be his BSM China counterpart in Shanghai. Prior to joining BSM, Neil McNeil was Regional Fleet Manager (Americas) for BP Shipping and latterly Managing Director at V Ships USA. Mingfa Liu is a former Managing Director of V Ships Asia and a member of the Board. He then moved to Teekay Shipping to work in the newbuild division and he also worked at Wallem China as Managing Director.

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