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  • Steimler replaces Nakai as head of NYK Group Europe

    March 29, 2017

    Global transport and logistics provider, NYK Group, has appointed Svein Steimler (pictured) as president and CEO of its European business. He succeeds Takuji Nakai, who is returning to NYK in Tokyo as a corporate officer on the board and taking on the role of an adviser for the container division and president of NYK Container …

  • Ludo Gielen moves to new strategic role at Schoeller Allibert

    March 28, 2017

    Returnable packaging provider, Schoeller Allibert, has appointed Ludo Gielen (pictured) to the newly created role of chief strategic growth officer. Gielen has been chief marketing and innovation officer at the company since 2013. Schoeller Allibert said it was facing a period of strong growth and Gielen’s appointment was designed to lift the commercial strategy of …

  • Port of Portland hires O’Hollaren to help grow automotive business

    March 21, 2017

    Ken O’Hollaren (pictured) has been hired as marine marketing director at the Port of Portland. He has more than 25 years of experience and was previously executive director at the ports of Longview and Port Angeles. Keith Leavitt, the Port of Portland’s chief commercial officer, said: “We are excited to have Ken’s ideas and expertise …

  • Van Osta takes on Russia role at JCB

    March 21, 2017

    Joannes Van Osta is now based in Moscow as general manager of operations for JCB in Russia. JCB is a privately owned manufacturer of construction machinery, headquartered in the UK. It has a global presence and manufacturing facilities on four continents. Van Osta is a transport, logistics and supply chain professional with a broad experience …

  • Childs joins Moore Transport as VP of sales and marketing

    March 21, 2017

    Bradley Childs has been appointed as vice-president of sales and marketing at Moore Transport. He joins the company after almost five years with Proficient Auto Transport, a Florida based car carrier, where he was VP – sales and operations. Prior to that, he was director of business planning at third party logistics provider Glovis America. …

  • Gupta chosen to lead new Renault-Nissan Alliance LCV unit

    March 15, 2017

    The Renault-Nissan Alliance has created a business unit focused on light commercial vehicles (LCVs) as it looks to grow sales in the segment. Ashwani Gupta, vice-president of Renault’s LCV division since 2014, will lead the new unit. Mitsubishi, which became part of the Alliance following Nissan’s 34% share purchase last year, will also contribute to …

  • CSX names new CEO as part of move to ‘reconstitute’ its board

    March 15, 2017

    North American rail provider CSX has named veteran railroad executive E. Hunter Harrison as its new CEO. Harrison replaces Michael ward, who recently announced his decision to retire as chairman and CEO at the end of May but will continue to serve as a consultant. Harrison, whose experience includes stints at both Canadian National and …

  • Priority Freight awarded for employing military personnel

    March 8, 2017

    UK-based logistics firm Priority Freight has been recognised by the country’s Ministery of Defence with a bronze award in the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) for its employment of ex-defence and military personnel. The ERS recognises commitment and support from UK employers for defence personnel. Priority Freight, which specialised in emergency logistics with a …

  • Ghosn relinquishes Nissan CEO role, replaced by Saikawa

    February 23, 2017

    After 16 years as CEO of Nissan, Carlos Ghosn will be replaced by Hiroto Saikawa (pictured) on April 1st this year. Ghosn will remain as chair of the Nissan board, and continue as CEO and chairman of Renault Group, as well as the Alliance entity, which includes the two companies and Mitsubishi. Late last year …

  • BIFA appoints executive directors

    February 22, 2017

    The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has approved the promotion of Robert Windsor (first left) and Spencer Stevenson to executive director positions. The association’s director general, Robert Keen said: “These are well deserved promotions. Both have been with the Secretariat for quite a while and have excelled in their fields of responsibility.” Windsor, who joined …