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Published: 26 August 2017      

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Ingvar Mathisen
Latest round-up of appointments known to WorldCargo News in ths shipping, ports and allied industries

Cleveland (OH), USA: World Shipping, Inc has announced that Dennis “Doc” Mahoney has elected to retire from his position as Vice President, Operations, after 24 years of service with the company. Mahoney has worked in the maritime industry for over 40 years, working as a vessel agent with Great Lakes Overseas, a stevedoring foreman at Great Lakes International, and managing the Cleveland office of Fedmar International.

Ingvar Mathisen has been appointed as the new Port Director for the Port of Oslo, replacing Anne Sigrid Hamran, who retired at the end of last year. He was formerly port director of the port of Bodo, a post he has held since 2005 and before that he was Marketing Manager, Middle East for Leif Höegh & Co. One of his main challenges is the development of the Filipstad area of the port, but more pressing is the need to resolve the port's industrial relations problems, which have been going on for the past two years. He was chosen from 48 applicants for the post.

Björn Pistol has been appointed as director for strategy by Hamburg Port Authority, with effect from 1st September.

John Parisella has been named Port Administration Manager of the Port of Montreal Authority for a period of three years, replacing Germain Thibault, whose three year mandate has expired.

Following Jörg Colberg’s move to the Management Board of Gesamthafenbetriebsverein Bremen/Bremerhaven, Ferdinand Möhring has taken over as Managing Director of MSC Gate Bremerhaven Container Terminal, the joint venture of Eurogate Group and MSC, with effect from 1st August 2017. Ferdinand Möhring spent 11 years at sea and has been in the container business for almost 30 years, serving in various positions with Eurogate shareholder BLG Logistics Group.

Gerald Hirt is the new Managing Director of the Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center (HVCC), succeeding Heinrich Goller.

Ms Yashin Griffith has joined the Port of Redwood City as Executive Assistant/Clerk of the Board. Griffith comes to the Port after nearly five years as a senior office assistant for the City of Dublin (CA).

KW-Kranwerke AG Mannheim has appointed a new Managing Director. Dipl-Ing Wolfgang Tomek replaces Karl Philipp Schneckenberger, the founder of the company, who is now 78. Mr Schneckenberger joins the Advisory Board as Chairman. One of Mr Tomek's briefs is to internationalise its crane offer by expanding sales and marketing activities.

Netherlands-based DSM has announced that Olivier Janin is joining the company as its vice president of marketing and sales, DSM Dyneema, as of 1 September 2017. Kabir Ahmed, Chairman of Conveyor Logistics has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Bangladesh Freight Forwarders Association. (Source: Project Cargo Network).

Melbourne, Australia: Global engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Aurecon has appointed Mieszko Iwaskow as its Transport Planning Leader. The post is based in New Zealand.

NordLB is reshuffling its ship finance division. The first lay-off is Oliver Faak, the head of the division, who has been replaced by Tobias Zehnter. Both Mr Faak and Mr Zehnter were previously with Deka Bank where he was director.

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