Dublin freight firm strengthens sales team

Dublin forwarder EFL International Distribution has appointed Kevin Blake as sales and development manager.He was previously operations manager at Freighteam Ireland and over the last two decades had management responsibility for a number of the company’s areas of operation including a daily UK groupage trailer service, a Turkish road service, a bonded warehouse, as well as a forwarding department.EFL director Chris Radley said he joined “at a time when all ... [+]

Rail group boosts policy team

Rail Freight Group has appointed Phil Smart as its new assistant policy manager. He will work closely with director-general Maggie Simpson and play a key role in RFG’s engagement with regional and national government as well as helping members disseminate complex transport strategy.  [+]

Bertling appoints in Houston

German-owned project forwarder Bertling Logistics has appointed Rasmus Frandsen as director business development at its Houston office. He joins from Intermarine, where he worked in different functions and also worked abroad in Malaysia for two years before relocating to Houston in 2016 where he became ... [+]

Project forwarder names new German chief

Kent-based Trans Global Projects Group has named Andreas Menzel as managing director for its German subsidiaries Trans Global Projects GmbH and Natco. He brings more than 16 years of industry experience and has held senior management positions with numerous logistics companies, most recently ATS International ... [+]

Jenny joins WFS

Jennifer Smith has joined Worldwide Flight Services as UK commercial director - cargo and ground handling. She joins WFS from Air New Zealand, where she held the post of regional cargo sales manager – UK & Europe. [+]

BPA appoints green go-between

The British Ports Association has appointed Rhona Macdonald as sustainability advisor. She will act as a focal point on policy issues for UK ports, collecting and disseminating good practice and supporting industry collaboration in climate change, the environment and sustainable development. Rhona will also be working ... [+]

New Europe boss for Freightliner parent

Freightliner and Pentalver owner Genesee & Wyoming has appointed Eddie Aston as UK/Europe Region chief executive. The region employs 3,100 people in the UK and continental Europe and comprises the Freightliner operations in  the UK and Poland,  container logistics provider Pentalver and train operator Rotterdam ... [+]

ACS appoints humanitarian head

Air Charter Service has appointed Ben Dinsdale to the new role of global director for humanitarian and government services. He joined ACS almost 18 years ago, overseeing the establishment of the Paris office’s cargo department and in 2016 became business development director for Europe.The broker ... [+]

A sideways look at the freight industry

Veteran industry public relations man Ian Matheson has launched a Linked In group that takes an irreverent look at the industry. Where’s the f in phr8 promises satirical news and comment for the freight and logistics sector. Its 'no bile, only style' content will bring a ... [+]

New chief for cargo handling body

The International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA) has appointed Richard Steele as its new head of ICHCA International, taking over from Richard Brough from 1 July. He is a safety and skills professional and has been involved in the ports industry for over 21 years.  He ... [+]