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Published: 10 February 2018      

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Jon Sojo
New Secretary General for ICS; PEMA Board changes; Mark Carne to step down from Network Rail

London, UK: The International Chamber of Shipping has announced that its next Secretary General will be Guy Platten, currently with the UK Chamber of Shipping. He will be taking up the post in mid-2018, on a date still to be determined, and will replace Peter Hinchcliffe, who is retiring. The ICS is also promoting Simon Bennett, currently Director Policy and External Relations, to a new position as Deputy Secretary General.

Redwood City, CA, USA: Port of Redwood City Executive Director Michael J Giari announced he is retiring effective May 1 or when his successor is in place. Port Commission Chairman Dick Dodge said that the Port will launch a search for his successor with an emphasis on candidates with Port management experience.

Port Equipment Manfacturers’ Association (PEMA): At the AGM in Bilbao, Spain, 31st Jan-1st February, hosted by the Port Authority of Bilbao, a number of appointments were made: Dr Maurizio Bragagni (Tratos SpA) has stepped down from the PEMA Board to concentrate on his campaign for election to the Italian Senate.

Newly appointed to the board are Jon Sojo (Tratos), and former SEPE Committee Chairman); and Pietro de Micheli, COO of Bedeschi SpA, which also owns OMG MGM Container Cranes.

Fae Brennan will chair PEMA's Communications, Events and Educational Programmes Committee. This committee was established last year and merges the work and aims of the previous Special Events and Communications committees.

Mark Carne has announced that he is resigning as CEO of Network Rail, the UK rail track authority, later this year. The search for a new CEO is under way and NR has stated that he should be in post for the next 5-year control period (work programme) beginning this April.

Flower Mound, TX, USA: BNSF Logistics has named Dan Curtis as President, effective immediately. Curtis has served as BNSF Logistics’ COO since 2014 and has more than 15 years of experience in the transportation and logistics space. During his time as COO, Curtis led the over-the-road operating group through continued expansion and to record profits. Prior to that, he served as the CFO of BNSF Logistics for three years.

Antonio Mathias is the new project manager of Brasporto Logistica e Assessoria Aduaneira, in charge of Brasporto Project, the company's shipping division, and report directly to Brasporto's CEO, Keiler Amaral.

London, UK: Hermes Logistics Technologies, which provides cargo management systems for the airfreight industry, has appointed Alexis Labonne as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) as it prepares to roll out its latest version, called Hermes 5. He takes over from Oded Lavee.

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