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BIFA boss gets lifetime achievement award

BIFA director general Robert Keen was presented with a lifetime achievement honour at the Global Freight Awards in London on 14 November. He joined the industry in 1970 and worked for a succession of forwarders before joining BIFA in1999. He was appointed an executive director in 2009, becoming director general in 2014. He is also Chairman of the FIATA Multimodal Institute and a member of FIATA’s extended board. He has also ... [+]

FTA honours Maritime Transport chief

Maritime Transport group executive chairman John Williams, and his father, Tommy Williams, of TDW Distribution, have both gained an FTA Lifetime Achievement Award for their dedication and extensive contribution to the logistics industry at a ceremony in London on 24 October. John Williams acquired Maritime Transport ... [+]

Geodis appoints legal eagle

Stéphane Cassagne has been appointed executive vice president of the distribution & express line of business at French-owned forwarder, Geodis. A member of the group’s management committee, he began his career in the legal affairs department at Calberson in 1993, becoming department head in 1998. In ... [+]

Ceva appoints healthcare chief

Ceva Logistics has appointed Niels van Namen as Global Head of Healthcare Business Development. His previous positions include business development director healthcare for DSV and VP healthcare Europe for UPS' Healthcare and Life Science Sector. [+]

Transmec promotes in Thurrock

Groupage operator Transmec UK has appointed Imran Mohammed as its new branch manager at its West Thurrock headquarters. Mohammed, who has worked for the logistics company for 18 years, was previously UK finance director. UK general manager, John Simkins, said: “Imran is the ideal person to ... [+]

New chief for Dachser Air and Sea

Former managing director of Dachser Air and Sea Logistics’ Asia Pacific region Edoardo Podestá has become chief operations officer. He replaces Jochen Müller who has agreed not to extend his contract when it expires in 2020 but will stop working for Dachser with immediate effect. ... [+]

Simpson drives diversity at Dover

Jane Simpson has joined Dover Harbour Board. She has held senior positions at Network Rail, and was recently as head of capital delivery for Severn Trent Water. She will provide increased support to the board’s diversity agenda, the Port being a signatory to the Maritime ... [+]

New UK head for DP World

Ernst Schulze has taken up the reigns as DP World’s UK chief executive officer from Chris Lewis, who is retiring after 36 years in the ports industry. Mr Schulze will oversee the Southampton and London Gateway container terminals, the Logistics Park at London Gateway and ... [+]

Richard Hogg to lead Unsworth

Consolidator Unsworth has appointed Richard Hogg as its new managing director. He will oversee the relaunch of Unsworth’s digital rate platform Cargocost, and a suite of digital tools. A chartered shipbroker, he has worked alongside his brother Charles, with particular focus on finance, technology and ... [+]

Pentagon grows its own talent

Aberdeen forwarder Pentagon Freight Services has launched an apprenticeship scheme aimed at redressing the industry’s skills shortages. The company, which specialises in oil and gas equipment, is taking on three young recruits who will undergo 15 weeks of training within the operations team. Based in the ... [+]