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Finance star for Beacon

London-based forwarder and supply chain finance firm Beacon has appointed Brenton Booth as head of supply chain finance. Prior to joining Beacon in April, Booth ran his own strategy and product development consultancy. During his 25-year career, he also served as global head of product management: trade and working capital at Barclays Bank. https://beacon.co.uk/ [+]

Meierkort takes charge of Damco emergency programme

AP Moller forwarding arm Damco has appointed Mike Meierkort as head of Americas, in charge of the launch of the new rescue program in the US. This includes a ‘Park and Save’ option to pre-pull laden Customs-cleared containers and store boxes and chassis intact in ... [+]

New man at the helm at Dachser Ireland

John van den Berg has taken over as managing director of DACHSER Ireland, succeeding Albert Johnston, who is retiring. Mr Van den Berg has been with DACHSER since 2006, joining the Irish country organisation in July 2019. The 49-year-old from the Netherlands began his Dachsercareer in ... [+]

Lenz takes over from Graf at FedEx

FedEx executive vice president and chief financial officer lan Graf will retire on 31 December with corporate vice president and treasurer Mike Lenz named as his successor. Graf will serve as CFO until 22 September and remain at the company as executive vice president and ... [+]

Three-and-a-half decades at the wheel

Staff at Dachser Rochdale helped Les Holdsworth celebrate 35 years as an HGV driver. He joined JA Leach Transport in 1985 and the company was absorbed by Dachser ten years ago. In addition during his many years of loyal service Les achieved a remarkable feat by ... [+]

Watson to head up Europa Corby sales

Europa Warehouse has appointed Sally Watson its first head of sales at its Corby, hub which is set to open this summer. She joined Europa as a senior account manager in 2014. [caption id="attachment_29249" align="alignleft" width="300"] Picture by Edward Moss[/caption] [+]

Malcolm trainer helps cut Tanzania road toll

Malcolm Group driver training and compliance manager, John Heirs, has returned to the UK after completing his third placement supporting Transaid’s Professional Driver Training Project with the National Institute of Transport in Dar es Salaam. The scheme aims to reduce road crashes and fatalities on Tanzanian ... [+]

Agility chief steps aside

Chief executive of Agility’s global integrated logistics business, Essa Al-Saleh, is stepping down after 13 years in the role and will be succeeded by current head of the forwarder’s Asia Pacific business, Chris Price on 1 May. Al-Saleh leaves the company to pursue personal interests, ... [+]

Pall-Ex appoints European MD

Pall-Ex has appointed Mark Steel to the newly created role of European managing director for its International operation. He joined the pallet network in 2016 as sales and marketing director, having previously held roles within logistics and the Royal Air Force. Pall-Ex currently offers a Europe-wide ... [+]

Gefco UK appoints finance chief

Gefco UK has appointed of Alan Fawzy as its new finance director. He joins the business from Costain Group, having served in several senior finance roles with the most recent as finance director for its highways business. He will be based at the business’ Prologis ... [+]