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New man at the helm of Maersk UK

Maersk managing director for UK and Ireland Brian Godsafe (left) is to retire on 1 March and his place will be taken by Jeremy Haycock (right), currently area sales manager for the UK and Ireland. Brian Godsafe has been with Maersk and Safmarine since 1982and has held various positions before being named managing director in 2011. From the beginning of 2019 he took over the combined ocean and logistics businesses of ... [+]

New chiefs for Tees port users group

AV Dawson managing director Gary Dawson and Redcar Bulk Terminal managing director Garry O’Malley are the new chair and vice chair, respectively, at the Tees and Hartlepool Port Users Association (THPUA). Dawson takes over the reins from former chair, Stuart Brookes, whom he has supported as ... [+]

Peter Lole, insurance expert 1937-2019

Marine insurance expert Peter Lole has died. Born in 1937, in London, he started his 56-year long career with Lloyds broker Holmwoods & Back Manson, before joining the Navy to do his two years’ National Service, when he was involved in the Suez Crisis in ... [+]

Pall-Ex appoints MD and chairman

Pall-Ex has appointed former Palletways network development director, Barry Byers, as its UK managing director from March 2020, while former vice president of sales for DHL Martin Rantle has been named non-executive chairman, from January. Pall-Ex Group has completed the sale of its UK network ... [+]

Hillebrand’s Chris Porter joins Kukla

Former Hillebrand director chief executive Chris Porter has joined Kukla Beverage Logistics in a business development role. He will promote the global range of freight and logistics services to the UK drinks industry and to consolidate the growing reputation of the company, established in 2017. He ... [+]

TPN chief moves to Palletforce

Palletforce, which recently became part of the EV Cargo group, has appointed former The Pallet Network (TPN) chief executive Adam Leonard as member relations director from January 2020, taking over from David Breeze who moves to the new position of commercial and international director. [+]

New eleven for Baxter Freight team

Nottingham-based forwarder Baxter Freight has recruited an additional 11 members to its team and is on track to achieve its goal of increasing employee numbers to 120 by 2021. The largest area of expansion has been in the account management team and the company is ... [+]

Brussels appoints new transport commissioner

Adina-Ioana Vălean has been appointed as the new European Transport Commissioner. A Romanian national, she is a long-time Member of the European Parliament and current Chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.   [+]

New CSR director for Getlink

Eurotunnel operator Getlink has appointed Sandrine Prieur as corporate social responsibility director. She was most recently deputy director of environmental and sustainable development at Paris airport operator Groupe ADP.   [+]

Workers pledge support for Finland posties

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has pledged support for the 10,000 members of the Finnish Post and Logistical Workers’ Union PAU who have been on strike over new employment contracts since 11 November. It has denounced the attempts by the Finnish Government's Posti company to drive down  wages. ... [+]