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People on the move – new AAPA Chairman selected; HHLA merry-go-round

Walter Prosetti joins Trans Global Project Group; new appointments at Philaport and Long Beach

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People on the move – new AAPA Chairman selected; HHLA merry-go-round

The American Association of Port Authorities has selected Gary G Nelson (pictured left), executive director of Washington State’s Port of Grays Harbor, to serve as its chairman of the board for the 2019-20 activity year that begins in October.He will assume the chairmanship from William D Friedman, president and chief executive officer for Northeast Ohio’s Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, who began his one-year term at the AAPA’s AGM last October.


Walter Prosetti, formerly head of global sales with Hansa Heavy Lift GmbH, now in liquidation, has joined TGP Trans Global Project Group as global chartering director. The post is based in TGP’s head office in Zurich, Switserland. He is teaming up again with Jörg Röhl, the former managing director of HHL who is now TGP’s CEO for Europe.

Kimberley Holtz
Kimberley Holtz
Walter Prosetti. (Photo: TGP)
Walter Prosetti. (Photo: TGP)

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has appointed geologist Kimberley Holtz to lead the Survey Division at the nation’s second-busiest seaport. Holtz comes to the Port after 11 years at the City of Long Beach. Most recently, she was a geologist with the Energy Resources Department. Among other duties, she measured and monitored elevations in the Wilmington Oil Field and oversaw land surveying work. She also administered the City’s GPS network.

Dr Thomas Koch, managing director of HHLA’s CTT Container Terminal Tollerort will join HHLA’s subsidiary company HPC Hamburg Port Consulting GmbH as of May 1st 2019, to assist HPC in it international growth strategy. Dr. Koch will be followed at CTT by Andreas Hollmann as per April 1st 2019. Hollmann currently runs HHLA’s Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB) and his successor there will be Dr Georg Böttner, who is joining from HHLA’s subsidiary company HCCR Hamburger Container -und Chassis -Reparatur Gesellschaft mbH. In turn, Dr. Böttner’s successor at HCCR is Jens Gutsch.


Philadelphia: PhilaPort has announced that Colette Pete, has agreed to join it as its Chief Counsel effective March 18th. Pete comes to PhilaPort after a distinguished career with the Philadelphia Gas Works.

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