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FedEx’s Binks bows out

FedEx Express Europe president and TNT chief executive, David Binks (left), is to retire in June. He will be succeed by senior vice president of finance – international, Bert Nappier (right). Binks, who started with FedEx in 1983, rose through the ranks, leading FedEx Express teams in Europe, the Middle East and Canada. Most recently, he was instrumental in the completion of the company’s acquisition of TNT. Nappier joined FedEx in 2005 ... [+]

Broekman appoints project expert

Frenk Snoeck has been appointed general manager of Broekman Project Services, taking over from Jos Masselink, who retired on 1 January. The division of the Netherlands-based logistics firm focuses on heavylift cargo as well as handling, assembly, storage, and other activities for complex and overweight ... [+]

Ireland to launch logistics apprenticeship

Ireland is to start work on a Logistics Associate apprenticeship, Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton announced on 8 December. It is being developed in partnership with the Irish International Freight Association and related industry associations and representative bodies. It follows a call by the ... [+]

FTA Everywoman in Transport awards are open

Nominations are open for the 2018 FTA Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards. This year sees a Male of Agent of Change category celebrating a man with an active commitment to advancing the progress of women working in the industry. In addition, the Industry Champion Award ... [+]

Our learned friends

PD Ports has signed a ‘Learning Agreement’ with Unite the Union for its sites in the North East. Part of a nationwide initiative established by Unite, the agreement aims to make learning and development opportunities accessible to all employees, whilst encouraging people to seek support for ... [+]

New charity appointment aims to increase corporate and employee engagement in maritime

Mairéad Ní Cheóinín has been appointed to Seafarers UK as the charity’s new Corporate Fundraising Manager where her focus will be on engaging with the commercial maritime sector. Mairéad brings a wealth of business development, marketing experience and industry knowledge to the position from her previous ... [+]

New chief exec for XPO in Europe

XPO Logistics Europe has appointed Malcolm Wilson as chief executive officer following the promotion of Richard Cawston to managing director–supply chain, Europe, the position previously held by Wilson. Troy Cooper, XPO’s had served as the company’s European chief executive since 2015, in addition to his ... [+]

ABP chief to step down

ABP chief executive James Cooper is to step down after ten years with the port operator.  A successor is expected to be appointed in 2018. Cooper became chief executive and executive director of Associated British Ports Holdings in April 2013. Prior to this he was ... [+]

Trains and training for DB Cargo’s Amy Pressland

DB Cargo UK’s Dr Amy Pressland is leading a double life. As well as being International HR Projects Manager – though currently seconded to group partner Euro Cargo Rail in Paris she will be joining Team GB in the Age Group World Triathlon Championships in ... [+]

Change at the top for JF Hillebrand

Cees van Gent is to take over from Christophe Bernard as chief executive of drinks forwarding specialist JF Hillebrand from 1 October. His previous roles include chief executive of DHL Freight Germany Group chief executive of Lehnkering Logistics and Group chief executive of Van Gansewinkel ... [+]