A busy week in the job market
Over the recent period, activity in the appointments department was quite high with a number of companies bringing in reinforcements, while others, like DAKO Worldwide Transport, have opted to expand into a new region and establish a new office.
DAKO Worldwide Transport expands to Turkiye
Freight forwarding specialist, DAKO Worldwide Transport has expanded its footprint and founded DAKO Worldwide Lojistik Turkey, located in the city of Istanbul, with immediate effect.
The company has brought in Emrah Akansu and Serhat Senlier, two highly reputed experts, as Managing Partners for it newly formed office in Turkey. Both gentleman are well known to the local market and have a proven track-record with securing and executing complex logistic projects across different markets and industries, the company said in its statement.
From DAKO’s German team, Sebastian Boss, branch manager Bremen, will take the lead and will be responsible to develop the company’s presence jointly with his new colleagues. Boss has already been following clients and projects in this region successfully for several years successfully.
TGP strengthens Australian team
TGP’s worldwide team has been further strengthened with the arrival of Ilija Ivanisevic, who has been named business development manager for East Coast of Australia.
Ivanisevic brings over 30 years’ experience in shipping and project logistics and has held senior roles at leading global logistic providers, as well as oil and gas companies. He has a strong knowledge of both operations and business development, courtesy of his involvement in numerous large projects in and around Australia, Papua New Guinea, and the Pacific Islands.
Bolloré Transport & Logistics names new managing director of PRISM
Bolloré Transport & Logistics has named Jérôme Le Grand as managing director of PRISM, a 4PL subsidiary of Bolloré Transport & Logistics. Jérôme Le Grand, former Vice-President of Aerospace & Defense at Bolloré Logistics, will be tasked with developing the company and its network of operational hubs.
Le Grand boasts 25 years of solid experience working for major players in the aerospace industry. He was notably instrumental within Bolloré Logistics in developing a unique know-how in aeronautics, space and defence logistics in the United States, in Europe and then globally.
In his new role, Jérôme Le Grand will be responsible for meeting the specific needs of shippers involved in the transformation of their supply chain. His mission will thus be to boost PRISM’s growth, which has recently been marked by a number of strategic acquisitions in the aeronautical sector. He will also be in charge of expanding the operational hubs of Toulouse, Porto, Mexico City and Kuala Lumpur and of creating new sites.
Portico adds freight forwarding business development manager
Portico has reinforced its focus on delivering complete logistics journey at its terminal with the appointment of Damir Sluga as freight forwarding business development manager.
With over 20 years in the industry working for major brands such as DHL, UPS and NTG across Europe, Sluga has more recently worked in the multimodal sector focussing on road, rail and sea freight, bringing expertise to Portico to help develop haulage, freight forwarding and warehousing opportunities so customers have a seamless logistics journey.
Portico has established its credentials as a major international port, famously known for handling the majority of bananas imported into the UK, it has since invested in a new haulage service and has a fleet of eight HGVs, and is constructing a new purpose-built general cargo warehouse creating up to 50,000 square feet of storage. This is in addition to the specialist customs agency and freight forwarding experts who make sure road, rail, air and sea freight reach their destination with complex customs and transport requirements handled with ease, the company said in its statement.
“Companies have faced huge issues getting their goods where they need to go, with the effects of the pandemic, Brexit, the war in Ukraine, all causing issues for those who rely on an efficient supply chain. I’m confident Portico can reduce some of that uncertainty, and I’m looking forward to meeting customers and making sure they can benefit from the expertise and knowledge Portico provides,” Damir Sluga, Portico’s business development manager said.
Wallenius SOL brings new COO in
As it continues its expansion, the Swedish shipping company, Wallenius SOL has appointed Henrik Karle as chief operating officer (COO).
Henrik Karle has more than 20 years of experience and comes from a role as technical manager at the marine insurance company The Swedish Club. Before that he held the position as managing director at AdMare Ship Management. He has also spent a large part of his career at sea.
In the new role of Chief Operating Officer, Karle will be responsible for leading the operational business and ensuring that the shipping company continues to deliver innovative and sustainable services to its customers.
“It feels exciting to be part of such a young, innovative and expansive shipping company as Wallenius SOL. Furthermore, being able to represent a shipowner with this high level of environmental thinking and state-of-the-art vessels are ingredients that appeal to me,” says Karle.
Alongside the recruitment of Henrik Karle, Jonas Wåhlin, former general manager, took up a new position as chief commercial officer (CCO).
Conceptum Logistics makes a number of new appointments
Conceptum Logistics has expanded its team across the globe with Fabian Castellanos being named customer relationship management & sales manager for the company’s Columbian unit.
Jose Haidenblit has been named manager operations & project management, Conceptum Logistics Canada, with Hanna Moriakova named manager operations & project management, Conceptum Logistics Germany.
Burcu Akin has been appointed assistant manager, customer relationship management & sales at Conceptum Logistics Istanbul, with Burak Sebli brought in as a senior manager accounting & controlling.