Appointments: a.hartrodt, UAL, K2 Project Forwarding bring in additions
In this week’s appointments overview, Universal Africa Lines, K2 Project Forwarding and a. hartrodt have introduced new faces into their ranks.
a. hartrodt creates new position for Brian Engholm Kristiansen
Brian Engholm Kristiansen has been responsible as Head of Global Procurement at a. hartrodt. The new position was created as part of the generation change at a. hartrodt.
“My task is to work together with our internal procurement teams and external reliable partners to ensure the availability of good sea freight products globally,” explains Brian Engholm Kristiansen. He adds that this means clear customer benefits: “As an internationally positioned service provider, we will be able to provide even stronger products in the future.”
Due to his international career in the sea freight sector, the 54-year-old Dane is well experienced. For three decades he worked for shippers from the production and trade sectors, freight forwarders and carriers, most recently in Antwerp. For a. hartrodt, he works from Hamburg and Antwerp.
UAL picks new chartering director, Latin America
Universal Africa Lines has named Marcelo Urbano as its new chartering director, Latin America. Urbano will be based in the company’s Houston office, joining the UAL America team.
Urbano will be dedicated to supporting the development of the company’s Latin America and Caribbean service.
K2 Project Forwarding brings in a trio
Freight forwarding company established by Peak Group and deugro, K2 Project Forwarding has added Åse Thormodsæter as freight forwarder air & sea, Odd J. Pedersen as project & chartering manager and Thomas Mongstad as project freight forwarder.
Together they have almost 50 years of freight forwarding experience. Thormodsæter with long lasting experience from international seafreight, Pedersen within complex logistics operations globally and Mongstad with extensive experience from airfreight and marine logistics.