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 Dyce office, they will deal with everything from providing job quotations to meeting clients, as well as arranging shipments and custom clearance. Chief executive Ashley Taylor ... [+]

DHL appoints supply chain chief

Deutsche Post DHL Group has appointed Hendrik Venter as chief executive of its Supply Chain arm for mainland Europe, Middle East and Africa, from October 1. He will succeed Oscar de Bok, who becomes a board member for DHL Supply Chain. [+]

Baxter gets Brexit-ready

Baxter Freight, the Nottingham-based forwarder founded by former RH Freight director Ian Baxter, is rolling out a business plan to increase turnover from around £18m to over £30m by 2021 and to increase employee numbers from 70 to 120. Many of the new roles are in ... [+]

UKWA confirms new chair

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has confirmed the appointment of Nicola Ridges-Jones, Managing Director of MS Holdings (South) Ltd, as its new chair. She succeeds Stobart Aviation’s Graeme Undy, who had served in the role since 2016. UKWA chief executive Peter Ward, commented: “Nicola brings ... [+]

Europa team to tackle talent shortage

Europa Worldwide has created a human resources and talent team It includes head of HR Elaine Robertson (right), head of talent Laura Watkin (middle) and Vanita-Dass Puri (left), who was recently promoted to group recruitment and talent manager. Alongside nurturing new talent, the team will ... [+]

New chief for Geodis’ German projects

Global freight forwarder Geodis has appointed Peter Anetsberger as industrial projects director in Germany. He reports to managing director of the German freight forwarding division, Antje Lochmann, who says: "Peter Anetsberger is one of our most experienced specialists. With his great commitment, he will further ... [+]

BIFA strengthens customs training team

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) appointed Liz Sumner as trainer – freight and customs procedures. BIFA has seen demand for its freight and customs training courses hit a record high, mainly due to the availability of a specific apprenticeship in Freight Forwarding, as well ... [+]

HMRC chief to step down

Sir Jonathan Thompson is to step down as HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) chief executive in the Autumn to take on a new role as chief executive of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). He joined HMRC in April 2016 and led the organisation through a ... [+]

Young forwarder finalists revealed

International insurer, TT Club and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, FIATA, have announced the regional winners of the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award (YIFFYA) 2019. They are: Europe - Mrs Evgeniya Khokhlova (Russia); Africa/Middle East - Mr Enos Chapra (Zimbabwe); Americas ... [+]

Forth Ports habour master takes on national role

Forth Ports senior harbour master Ashley Nicholson has become the first woman to become vice-president of the UK Harbour Masters Association as well as the youngest certificated harbour master in the UK to hold the role. She has worked for Forth Ports for nearly 12 ... [+]