Obituary: DHL founder Bill Robinson

DHL co-founder Bill Robinson passed away on 10 June. Born in 1938, He founded the carrier in 1969 while employed as a driver for a local courier company with Larry Hillblom Adrian Dalsey, Robert Lynn and other workmates, offering an alternative to the mail and airfreight to move business documents while overcoming significant opposition to the new industry from postal authorities, regulatory bodies and competitors. Robinson is credited with ensuring that ... [+]

Xpediator chief steps down

Xpediator chief executive Stephen Blyth is to step down from his position but will continue as a director and non-executive deputy chairman, due to health issues. A new permanent chief executive will be appointed Meanwhile, chief financial officer Robert Ross and chief operating officer Logistics ... [+]

Multimodal’s 30Under30 Showcase – in association with FBJ

Multimodal and FBJ’s 30Under30 Showcase gives recognition to those dynamic, hard-working, talented individuals under the age of 30 working in the industry; saluting the next cohort in the business and building on from the successful Next Generation Careers Day at the Multimodal Exhibition. Multimodal & FBJ ... [+]

Master of all she surveys

Ashley Nicholson, senior harbour master at Forth Ports' Grangemouth and president elect of the UK Harbour Masters Association has been appointed permanently to the latter role. She will serve for two years, succeeding Shoreham Port’s Julian Seaman. [caption id="attachment_30339" align="alignleft" width="200"] Picture: Peter Devlin[/caption]   [+]

DHL forwarding appoints three in Africa

DHL Global Forwarding has appointed Gisele Bambara as country manager in Burkina Faso, Lamine Junior Cisse in Senegal (retaining the role of industrial projects commercial manager) and his predecessor, Elhadji Galaye Ndaw, in Cote d’Ivoire. All three will report directly to DHL Global Forwarding, West ... [+]

Gefco adds to top team

Freight forwarder Gefco has appointed Paul-Henri Fréret (pictured) as executive vice president of its air and sea division. He has managed all areas of the business in Asia and Latin America in addition to Groupe PSA automotive operations at group headquarters. He has also held ... [+]

New recruit for Baxter Freight

Nottingham-based Baxter Freight has appointed Luke Braddow as its new UK operations manager. His  role involves working with Baxter Freight’s network of long-term partners and suppliers for the UK and Ireland. Baxter Freight continues has meanwhile embraced remote working to remain operational during the lockdown. With ... [+]

Palletforce owner adds to team

Palletforce network owner EV Cargo has appointed former senior advisor, Ross Eggleton as executive vice president business development. Long-standing Palletforce directors Dave Holland and Dean Hughes have also been appointed as executive vice presidents of marketing and communications, and information technology respectively.   [+]

Europa appoints non-exec director

Dartford-based logistics operator Europa Worldwide Group has appointed Rob Jones as its first non-executive director. He has worked closely with Andrew Baxter when he first acquired the business in 2013 and will provide support and guidance on the company's strategy and support its growth plans. ... [+]

U-Freight appoints ops director

U-Freight Group has promoted Daniel Ludlow to operations director of its U-Freight UK subsidiary. In the 14 years since joining U-Freight UK in 2006, he has worked in a number of roles, most recently as operations manager. [+]