A busy week after a subdued period
Following a couple of weeks of subdued activity in the Human Resources department, the companies bounced back with a flurry of new appointments and some of them even with expansion and new offices.
New management at Wallenius Wilhelmsen
Wallenius Wilhelmsen has unveiled a new management team and adjusted its corporate structure.
“The main objective is to strengthen our existing business by delivering on the transition towards zero-emission while scaling up our ambitions on digital excellence and services as well as safety and compliance,” says CEO Lasse Kristoffersen.
The new team will include chief financial officer, Torbjørn Wist, who is responsible for treasury, IR, finance and accounting, tax and global business performance (including M&A and enterprise risk). It will also include chief people and corporate affairs officer, Wenche Agerup, who is responsible for driving all efforts on people development, compliance, and legal matters.
Anette M. Koefoed will be chief communications and & marketing officer, and will be responsible for all marketing and communication externally and internally, while Gro Rongstad is acting chief technology and information officer.
Chief customer officer, Pia Synnerman, will be responsible responsible for sales and business development toward the company’s customers, while chief operating officer shipping, Xavier Leroi, will be responsible for all shipping activities in Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean, EUKOR and Armacup.
COO logistics, Mike Hynekamp, will be responsible for all marine terminals, auto and equipment processing centers as well as inland transport. He will also serve as COO digital supply chain solutions.
Rhenus Brazil expands Santos office
Rhenus Group, a global logistics service provider, relocated its Santos operations to a larger office space near the Port of Santos. The operations team has expanded to accommodate customer demands and market growth. The new office will enable Rhenus to continue to provide its service and expedite customs requirements and clearance processes, as well as maintain a closer relationship with customs and port authorities due to Brazil’s challenging customs system. Santos is the most foreign trade route in Brazil with global trade connections from various countries in Europe, Asia and in the Americas.
“We currently support the exports and imports that ship to and from the largest container port in Latin America, and our team of experts have the experience and knowledge to process all customs formalities in a compliant and precise manner,” said Bruna Ventura, chief operating officer of Rhenus Brazil.
The Port of Santos is an essential hub for importers, exporters, and service providers, and where Rhenus Brazil provides its ocean freight products, such as the LCL consolidation service from its central European gateway (Hilden, Germany) to Santos.
Rhenus Brazil has three other offices, with São Paulo serving as its head office and two additional offices in Guarulhos and Viracopos. Its portfolio of services also includes comprehensive and innovative logistics solutions for imports and exports, road transportation, and oversize loads for all types of goods.
Blue Water names new EPP regional director for Europe and Africa
Blue Water said that Anders Maul took on a new role at the company as regional director, Europe and Africa for energy, ports & projects (EPP). This position is part of EPP’s global expansion and aims to ensure the company provides the highest level of service and quality to its clients across Europe and Africa.
“There are many opportunities in both Europe and Africa within our energy, ports and projects activities. We aim to diversify and expand our client portfolio in line with our ambitious growth strategy. This is of course not a task I take on alone, it’s in close cooperation with our strong and committed teams in offices all around the world. I am eager to contribute to developing our activities in the region further together with my devoted colleagues,” says Anders Maul.
Maul has been with Blue Water since 2012 and has held various positions within the organisation. In this new role, he joins the list of regional directors EPP as part of the next step in developing EPP to benefit Blue Water and its customers.
New purchaser at Wilson ASA
Shortsea shipping company, Wilson ASA, has added purchaser Kristoffer Nordheim to its team. Nordheim, based in Bergen, recently acquired a degree in Economics and Business Administration from NHH Norwegian School of Economics and has been working part time through his studies with logistics.
“I hope to use my knowledge and experience to contribute to sustain the efficiency and quality Wilson has in its many processes,” Nordheim explains.
“Shipping stands as a heart in the world economy, where shipping both drives and gets highly affected by how the general economy moves. Shipping connects the world and people together in an exciting way, and you get to know all the processes behind it all. This makes the shipping business an interesting place to work,” he added.
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