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Moscow appointee takes top position at Novorossiysk

Dmitry Pristankov, Chairman of Russia’s State Property Management Agency, is the new President of the Board of Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port, where the power struggle between Summa Group and Transneft is being played out

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Dmitry Pristankov has been elected Chairman of the Board of Novorossyisk Commercial Sea Port Group. Dr Pristankov is head of the Federal Agency for State Property Management, which still has a 20% stake in the group. His appointment is linked to the ongoing dispute between the port’s biggest shareholders, Summa Group and Transneft. The new Board is made up of Sergey Andronov (Transneft), Maxim Grishanin (Transneft), Sergey Kireyev, Nikolay Platonov, Dmitry Pristankov, Alexsandr Tikhonov (Ministry of Transport) and Rashid Shapirov (Transneft). Previously we reported that the port’s assets had been frozen as part of the ongoing criminal case against Russian billionaire Ziyavudin Magomedov, who owns Summa Group and FESCO. Summa has refused to sell its shares to Transneft while Ziyavudin and Magomed Magomedov are in custody awaiting trial.


Long Beach, CA, USA: Harbor Commissioner Tracy Egoscue has been elected as Harbor Board President. The five-member Board of Harbor Commissioners also selected Bonnie Lowenthal as Vice President and Frank Colonna as Secretary. Each July, the Commission selects a President and other Board officers for one-year terms. Egoscue, an attorney, is the owner and founder of the Long Beach-based environmental law firm the Egoscue Law Group, Inc, and a former Deputy Attorney General for the State of California. She was appointed to her first six-year term by Mayor Robert Garcia in September 2014. In 2017, she was elected by the Board to a one-year term as Vice President.


Montreal, Canada: Jean-Jacques Ruest has been elected as President and Chief Executive Officer of CN. Ruest has also been appointed to CN’s Board of Directors.He has been with the company for 22 years, the last eight as Executive Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer. Ruest was appointed Interim President and Chief Executive Officer on 5th March.


In Chile, SEP, the body responsible for overseeing public companies, has appointed Eduardo Vera as the new president of the Chacabuco Port Company (Emporcha). He replaces Carlos Sackel. At the same time, Francisca Yáñez replaces Myriam Gómez as director, and Verónica Moya replaces Julián Goñi.


Chile’s Puerto Montt Port Company (Empormontt) has a new president: Josefina Montenegro Araneda. She replaces Andrés Rengifo in a term of office that expires on 1st October 2019. She was previously head of legal matters at British American Tobacco, director and president of La Araucana, an advisor to the Santiago Chamber of Commerce and director of Sky Airline. Also joining the board of directors at Empormontt are Marisol Turres, the former deputy for the Los Lagos Region, and Fernando Amenábar, a civil engineer who had also been a director in the same state’s administration. Their period of office ends on 1st October 2021. They replace incumbents Carolina Squella and René Morales.

Josefina Montenegro Araneda
Josefina Montenegro Araneda

Manuel Cañas has stood down as managing director of Chile’s Iquique Terminal Internacional (ITI) by mutual consent. He has been in post for the last four years. Felipe Barison has been appointed as interim managing director. He is a member of the board of directors, as well as operations director of SAAM’s Port Terminals Division. He was managing director of San Vicente Terminal Internacional between 2000 and 2013, occupying a similar role at Antogagasta Terminal Internacional in 2014-2015.


APM Terminals Callao has appointed Jorge Madalengoitia as its new technical manager. He replaces Riemert Helder. Madalengoitia has worked for APM Terminals Callao for the past three years.


Fernando Dinoá Medeiros Filho has been appointed the new president of the Rio Grande do Norte Dock Company (CODERN). He has more than 30 years experience of working in the oil industry, in both upstream and downstream roles.


In Portugal, following the resignation of João Borges, Olinto Ravara has assumed the presidency of both the Port of Aveiro (APA) and of APFF, SA.


Carlos Larrañaga takes up a broader role within APM Terminals Spain
Carlos Larrañaga takes up a broader role within APM Terminals Spain

APM Terminals has appointed Narcís Pavón as its new terminal director at its box handling facility in Barcelona, TCB. He joined the terminal as operations director in 2011 when it belonged to Grup Maritim TCB. He replaces Carlos Larrañaga, who has been in charge of the terminal for the past 32 years.  Larrañaga now assumes responsibility for Institutional Relations within APM Terminals, where he will take charge of negotiations for stevedoring reform.


Gerald Binz, founder and managing owner of BLG AutoRail GmbH, has retired and has been replaced by Thomas Bamberg, who has been joint managing director since August 2013. Binz is also stepping down from BLG RailTec GmbH, where Bamberg has been JMD since November 2014.Bamberg started his carrier with DB Cargo and has held a number of senior management positions in various logistics companies, lastly as Managing Director of OnRail GmbH in Mettmann before joining BLG. Binz will remain a shareholder of both BLG AutoRail and BLG RailTec companies and will remain in touch with the group as an advisor.


Broward County, FL, USA: Port Everglades recently announced the appointment Robert Jenkins to the position of Port Security Manager, a promotion from Security Compliance Manager. Jenkins joined the port staff in 2013, having previously been at the Port of New York/New Jersey.


New York, NY, USA: Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc. (SCB), the Manager of the American P & I Club, has recently announced a series of appointments designed to service the Club’s growing membership and help fulfil longer-term goals of continued expansion. Dorothea Ioannou becomes Chief Commercial Officer (CCO); Arpad Kadi becomes Chief Financial Officer (CFO); Manish (Manny) Beri becomes Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Security Officer (CSO); and Philip Clancey becomes Chief Actuary and Risk Officer (CARO)


Calverton, MD, USA: The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) has announced that David Manning, a former IANA chairman who heads Nashville, TN-based transportation company TCW, Inc and is also the current chairman of the American Trucking Associations, will be honoured with the 2018 IANA Silver Kingpin Award at this year’s Intermodal Expo in Long Beach, California. Manning will receive the award during Expo’s opening general session on Monday, 17th September.


Miami, Fla, USA: Following last October’s merger of Elite Global Logistics Network (EGLN) with WCA, WCA has appointed Matthew West, WCA director of North America, as EGLN’s managing director.

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