Logwin appoints southern China, HK country manager
LUXEMBOURG's Logwin is to appoint logistics veteran Jimmy Chow new country director for southern China and Hong Kong to meet growing demand for air, ocean and logistics services across Hong Kong, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi and Yunnan provinces.
Mr Chow has 35 years experience in freight forwarding and logistics and started his career with Rhenus before joining Schenker where he worked in senior management positions in Hong Kong and South China for more than 20 years. He most recently worked in senior management for M&R Spedag Group.
Mr Chow joins the company at a time of expansion and with particular focus on the Pan Pearl River Delta (PPRD) which includes the provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Fujian, Guangdong plus Hong Kong and Macao. Logwin's strategy is to develop growing trade between ASEAN, India and China. He also highlighted the need to build the company's presence in cross strait trade between Fujian and Taiwan.
In other news, Logwin appointed Patrick Lee as finance manager, southern China and Hong Kong and Rudi Lai as general manager of sales and marketing, southern China and Hong Kong.
Logwin established its operations in the region in 1972 and now has 49 offices in Asia including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, and New Zealand with representative offices in Cambodia, Japan, Laos and Myanmar.
The Logwin business segment Air + Ocean is represented at over 200 locations, of which 98 offices are wholly-owned by the company, on all five continents. One thousand nine hundred employees provide air and sea freight transport as well as specially tailored and complex logistics solutions.
Olivier Dubois appointed Chief Financial Officer of CMA CGM Group
CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Olivier DUBOIS as Group Chief Financial Officer. He will replace Mr Jean-Yves Schapiro who has decided to take on new challenges outside the shipping industry.
Olivier Dubois graduated from ESSEC Business School in 1976 and IEP Paris (Business Administration) in 1978. His experience has spanned over 30 years:
- From 1980 to 1991 at Banque Paribas
- From 1991 to 2002, Director and Executive Officer in charge of Administration, Finance, Tax, IT, Legal and Strategy at SPIE Group
- From October 2002 to April 2009, President and Chief Financial Officer at Technip Group
- From May 2009 to February 2010, Executive Officer at Theolia
Olivier Dubois has joined CMA CGM Group as from today, July 30th. He will work in close cooperation with Jean-Yves Schapiro until the end of August.
New CEO for MISC, old boss heads conglomerate's retail unit
MALAYSIAN state owned MISC Bhd has announced that Nasarudin bin Md Idris has been appointed CEO.
Mr Idris takes over the shipping division of the state-owned oil and gas conglomerate Petroliam Nasional (PETRONAS) from Amir Hamzah bin Azizan.
Mr Abidin, the eldest son of PETRONAS chairman Azizan Zainul Abidin, becomes the head of Petronas Dagangan, the group's retail arm.
Mr Idris joined PETRONAS after graduating from the University of Malaysia in 1978 and has held various management posts in the group. In 2004 he was appointed non-executive director of MISC Bhd.
United Ocean Lines adds Estonia's Contimer LLC
LONDON's United Ocean Lines (UOL) has added Contimer LLC, of Estonia, to its portfolio offering full and less than container load service, logistical services such as intermodal, rail, road or air transport, bonded warehouse operations and distribution and consolidation as well as labelling, sorting, packing and re-packing.
The addition of Contimer enables UOL to link local expertise and service quality with its global market strategy. The present set-up in 48 countries involving more than 70 offices enables UOL to use partnerships with ocean carriers to generate custom services.
UOL was founded in 2002 to create a neutral and independent NVOCC in the logistics field and its core activities include container cargo, involving break-bulk and project business, as well as a wide range of logistic activities. It is operated today by NAXCO Group France (www.naxco.com).