TOTE’s HQ will be transferred to Jaxport, FL; key new marketing appointments at Cargotec and Konecranes; port appointments in Argentina, Chile, Spain and in Crimea
ZIM has announced that its VP Global Sales, Saar Dotan, has replaced Rafael Ben-Ari, its VP Shipping, as of June 1st. Saar Dotan’s new title will be EVP Countries & Business Development.
Dotan’s post as VP, Global Sales will be taken up by Yair Teitelbaum, as from September 1st. Teitelbaum will be joining ZIM from Colmobil Corporation, where he has been Senior Director of Mitsubishi Motors Israel Division since 2015.
ZIM also announced that Assaf Tiran, VP Global Customer Service, will be joining the senior Management Team, effective immediately.
The Saltchuk Group has announced that Tim Nolan is the new President and CEO of TOTE, Inc, the parent company of TOTE Maritime and TOTE Services. Nolan has been with the company since 2013 and is presently president of TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico. He will take over his new job from Anthony Chiarello on 16th July 2018. He and his family will remain in Jacksonville (FL) and will be shifting the corporate HQ there, where both TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico and TOTE Services are currently based. One of his first responsibilities in his new position will be finding a successor for the next president for TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico.
Cargotec Oy AB, the owner of Kalmar (inc, Navis, Bromma), MacGregor and Hiab brands, has appointed Carina Geber-Teir as SVP, Communications. She will join, by September at the latest, from OP Financial Group, where she has been a member of the Executive Board and CCO since 2009. She will be a member of Cargotec’s extended Executive Board and report to CEO Mika Vehviläinen.
Konecranes has announced that Minna Aila has been appointed Executive Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Affairs and Member of the Group Executive Board, with effect from 1st September, when she will join from Nokia, where she has been VP, Corporate Affairs since 2015. Mikael Wegmüller, currently Vice President, Marketing and Communications, but not an Executive Board member, will assume new responsibilities within the company as Managing Director, Konecranes France.
The Port of Bahía Blanca Management Consortium in Argentina has appointed Rodrigo Torras as its new managing director, replacing Valentín Moran who held the post for more than 20 years. Torras accepted the post, having moved from the Port of Cartagena, in Colombia. Torres is returning to his native Argentina, where he previously worked for APM Terminals at Terminal 4 in Buenos Aires.
José Luis García-Alzorriz, former manager of Noatum Logistics in Bilbao, has been appointed to head up a new Noatum Logistics Rail Projects division, which is also based in Bilbao. The division will focus Noatum Logistics’ expertise in transporting rail cars, locomotives and trams in Spain and elsewhere.
Gonzalo Fuentes Robles has been appointed as the new managing director of San Vicente Terminal Internacional (SVTI) in Chile, with effect from 18 June, where he replaces Eduardo González. Fuentes was formerly Managing Director of Terminal Puerto Coquimbo (TPC), but resigned unexpectedly with effect from 15 June...
...The Board of TPC moved swiftly to replace him, promoting Fernando Raga Álavarez, who has been serving ad Head of Operations. Before that Raga was projects manager at Terminal Pacífico Sur in Valparaíso.
As of June 1st 2018, Roman Podsudevsky was appointed as the new director of Yalta Commercial Sea Port, which handles mainly construction materials for the local Crimean market.