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People on the move – Ulrich Ulrichs appointed CEO of BBC

New Managing director for Saint Petersburg; new post at Cargotec; Panalpina Board shake-out

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People on the move – Ulrich Ulrichs appointed CEO of BBC

As widely expected, Ulrich Ulrichs (left) has been appointed as the new CEO of BBC Chartering GmbH in Leer. He succeeds Svend Andersen, who held the position as one of of the founders of BBC Chartering GmbH since 1997. Ulrichs joined BBC on May 2nd 2019 and held the position as COO, as a specialist in the breakbulk multipurpose shipping business, having worked in senior positions with AAL and Rickmers Line, where he was CEO.



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Andrey Zubarev has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Sea Port of Saint Petersburg. He succeeds Vladislav Zhukov, who held the position since 2017. Zubarev worked for Severstal Group for a number of years and in 2013 was appointed head of the Group’s stevedoring arm in Saint Petersburg, Neva Metal.


Cargotec has appointed Päivi Koivisto as Vice President, Sustainability as of 23 September 2019. She will be responsible for Cargotec’s corporate Sustainability function and joins Cargotec from UPM Communications Papers where she worked as Director, Sustainability. Päivi Koivisto reports to Cargotec’s SVP Communications Carina Geber-Teir.

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Päivi Koivisto

The Management Board of Panalpina has been slimmed down as the merger with DSV is completed. The posts of CCO (Karl Weyeneth), CLO and Corporate Secretary (Christoph Hess), CIO (Ralf Moraweitz), EVP, Air Freight (Lucas Kuehner), and EVP, Ocean Freight (Peder Winther) have been eliminated. Moraweitz and Winther have not beeen assigned new posts and have left the group. Hess has been nominated to serve as an Observer to the DSV Panalpina A/S Board of Directors by the Ernst Göhner Founsation, now DSV’s biggest single ahareholder. Kuehner is now EVP, Charter Network and Perishables, DSV Air & Sea. Weyeneth retains a "senior role" at DSV Panalpina.


Shipping law firm Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) is opening a Miami, Florida office after appointing local litigator Neil Bayer as a partner. Bayer will head a team focusing on marine claims, with an emphasis on hull and yacht work. The London-headquartered firm, which also has offices in Singapore and Newcastle, opens for business in on September 1st, initially homing in on marine incidents occurring in the US and the Caribbean.

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