Think what an apprentice could do for your business, says BIFA

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has repeated its call for freight forwarding and logistics companies to consider recruiting apprentices.With National Apprenticeship Week 2023 underway, BIFA executive director responsible for training and development, Carl Hobbis said: “It is vital to continue to recruit freight forwarding apprentices and build capacity to start equipping a new generation with the knowledge and skills to face the challenges ahead in the post Brexit and ... [+]

Three join Awery Aviation Software

Airfreight IT specialist Awery Aviation Software has appointed Arnaud Lambert, Ariaen Zimmerman, and Pascal Morvan to its advisory board. Lambert has 25 years’ air cargo and IT experience in senior management roles with Cargolux Airlines and, most recently, CHAMP Cargosystems, where he was chief executive. Morvan has ... [+]

Logistics UK recruits three

Logistics UK has appointed three new directors:  Louisa Hosegood, Simon Hobbs and Gavin Murdoch. “Our new directors join us at an exciting time in our organisation’s development,” says Logistics UK Mrs Hosegood, now strategy and transformation director for Bis Henderson Group, previously worked in senior roles with ... [+]

Yorkshire firm sends aid convoy to Ukraine

Yorkshire-based vehicle security and van fleet compliance specialist, HH Driveright, and an employee from sister company J M Hall Couriers, are transporting much-needed humanitarian aid to Ukrainian families and orphanages. Stuart Davison and Mitch Mitchell, both from Selby, have already made seven trips to the Ukraine ... [+]

New UK leader for Transmec

Imran Mohammed, London branch manager at pan-European logistics specialist Transmec, has been promoted to UK general manager. He takes over from John Simkins who has stepped aside after nine years in the role. Previously serving as UK finance director for 18 years, Imran Mohammed became London ... [+]

Zeus recruits green chief

The Zeus freight platform is to appoint Dr Christopher de Saxe as its first head of sustainability. Dr Saxe is currently senior research associate at the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight, University of Cambridge. In his new role he is charged with developing commercial pilot ... [+]

Freeport East appoints innovation expert

Freeport East, one of the new English freeports, has appointed Steven Wilson as head of innovation. He will lead engagement with universities, colleges, R&D centres, large and small businesses and public and private funders and investors to build an innovation cluster to support local businesses ... [+]

SEKO appoints e-commerce chief

SEKO Logistics has appointed Richard MacLaren as its new senior vice president, global ecommerce. He brings over 20 years of experience and prior to joining SEKO, Richard was the global senior vice president for consumer goods and ecommerce at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics. In his new role, ... [+]

New Sweden MD for Geodis

Jesper Axell has been appointed managing director for Geodis Sweden. He has served as deputy managing director since 2018, having joined the French-owned logistics and forwarding company in 2006 and will continue to report to the Scandinavian sub-regional managing director, Magnus Tornerhjelm. [+]

New chief for Lufthansa’s China joint venture

Lufthansa Cargo has appointed current vice president region for Latin America and Caribbean, Carsten Hernig as deputy general manager and vice president production, sales and marketing at Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal (PACTL). He is responsible for production, sales and marketing at the joint ... [+]

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