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Simon Brown to run Wales and West for ABP

ABP has appointed Simon Brown as divisional port manager for Wales & South West. He was previously port director Mersey for Peel Ports in Liverpool and worked for the Maersk Company between 2006 and 2018. He will be responsible for port activities in Cardiff, Newport, Barry, Port Talbot, Swansea, Teignmouth and Plymouth.  He will also be working closely with the W.E. Dowds team in South Wales to grow the role ... [+]

Cole to be king of Davies Turner ocean freight

Davies Turner has promoted Tony Cole to head of ocean to lead on its ocean freight forwarding services. He replaces Kieron Larkin who is to lead a strategic review of the company’s computer systems and software that will underpin all its freight forwarding services. Cole ... [+]

Former DSV man takes the helm at Pall-Ex in Poland

Pall-Ex Group has appointed former DSV sales and marketing director, Sebastian Plesiński as its managing director in Poland. He brings 20 years’ logistics and international business experience to the role, including boosting his former employer’s revenue by over 50% in five years and turning it ... [+]

New chair for HMRC board

HMRC has appointed Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia as the new chair or its board. A member of the UK government’s Industrial Strategy Council and former chief executive of Virgin Money, she replaces Mervyn Walker. [+]

Containerships appoints CCO

Containerships has appointed Eduard Backer as chief commercial officer. He joins from parent company CMA CGM where he was managing director for Netherlands operations and will be based in Rotterdam for the immediate future. [+]

Former freight worker takes to the Cloud

Former DFDS employee Coreen Penheiro Wharton has gone into business for herself, offering a ‘Cloud Based Assistant’ service that could be music to the ears of hard-pressed company management. Wharton, whose roles included personal assistant, safety systems and communications officer is combining her experience to ... [+]

Davies Turner director turns film star for HMRC

“Get ready for January 2021 and find a freight forwarder to help you,” says a new film starring Davies Turner & Co director Alan Williams.Davies Turner, one of the UK’s largest independent freight forwarding companies was approached by HMRC to help with the public information ... [+]

Burkert to head Heppner sales in Germany

France-Germany freight operator Heppner has appointed Frank Burkert as sales director Germany. He brings almost 30 years' experience in the transport and logistics industry including a number of management posts  at DB Schenker. He will also be responsible for the sales teams working in the ... [+]

Europa marks the Millennium

Europa Worldwide Group has recruited its 1000th employee – customs declarant Caolan Watts-Adams, at its newly created Customs Department in Dartford. The new team has been developed as part of the logistics firm's Brexit preparations, with 16 people so far employed to manage the import ... [+]

Yes dear, you’re a better logistics manager than I am…

Female leaders are rated higher than their male counterparts in the logistics industry, according to a survey of industry professionals by organizational development company Novosensus. It quizzed over 1800 leaders from the supply chain management, shipping, logistics, and forwarding industries, asking them to rate their ... [+]