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Gruschka is new chairman of MCN

Gruschka is new chairman of MCN

LÜBECK. The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany (MCN) has had a new chairman since June. Prof. Bastian Gruschka (2nd from right) from the Bremen City University of Applied Sciences succeeded Knut Gerdes.

Guttrof reinforces Zech Logistics

Guttrof reinforces Zech Logistics

BREMEN. Since June, Michael Guttrof has become the second managing director at Zech Logistics. Previously, he was the managing director of Bremen-based overseas forwarding company Kopf & Lübben.

All change at DGZRS

All change at DGZRS

WILHELMSHAVEN. The team of volunteers of the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service (DGzRS) in Wilhelmshaven has had a new foreman since May. Stephan von Wecheln (r) has taken over the honorary post from Erwin Clausen. Von Wecheln is a trained chemical technician, has been involved in disaster relief and has been a volunteer sea rescuer since 2013. The 46-year-old considered himself well prepared for his task before taking office: “Erwin and I have worked together very closely in the past,” said von Wecheln.

Rodi promoted at K+N

Rodi promoted at K+N

SCHINDELLEGI. The Board of Directors of Kühne + Nagel International has appointed Dr Hansjörg Rodi to the management board as from 1 August. Rodi will assume responsibility for Road Logistics.

Hellmann appoints Nolf as CCO Americas

Hellmann appoints Nolf as CCO Americas

OSNABRÜCK. Hellmann Worldwide Logistics recruited Julia Nolf as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for the Americas region. In this position she is in charge of the sales, business development, marketing and account management division in North and Latin America.

ZVDS: Knudsen succeeds Koopmann

ZVDS: Knudsen succeeds Koopmann

HAMBURG. At its AGM in May, Jens B. Knudsen was elected unanimously as the new chairman by the Association of German Seaport Operators (ZVDS).

BHV: All presidium members unanimously re-elected

BHV: All presidium members unanimously re-elected

BREMEN. After a two-year break due to the pandemic, members once again attended the annual general meeting of members of the Bremischen Hafen- und Logistikvertretung (BHV) in June. The “Umgedrehte Kommode” in Bremen was the venue for roughly 90 guests.

Foundations laid for new port workshops

Foundations laid for new port workshops

CUXHAVEN. In June, Reinhold Hilbers, State Minister of Finance in Lower Saxony, laid the foundation stone for a new building on the NPorts-Cuxhaven site.

“Port is indispensable for energy change”

“Port is indispensable for energy change”

BREMERHAVEN. At the “18th Windforce Conference” on the site of the Bremerhavener Lloyd Werft dockyard, roughly 250 experts from Germany and around the world discussed the sustainable development of the supplier industry for offshore wind and “green” hydrogen in line with the motto “Implementing Climate Protection Targets and Creating Jobs”.

Ferry launches link to Columbus Island

Ferry launches link to Columbus Island

BREMERHAVEN. The “Columbus Hopper” started its service on 11 May. The 40-metre ship offers workers the option to take the ferry across from Kaiserhafen to Nordhafen, and back, in a two-shift operation – Monday to Thursday between 6.30 a.m. and 9.30 p.m. and Friday from 6.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. Consequently, the Überseehafen is now, once again, linked directly to the Columbus Island.

New service for Neustädter Hafen

New service for Neustädter Hafen

BREMEN. The Norwegian company Norlat Shipping has been offering a regular service from Neustädter Hafen in Bremen to ports on the East Coast of the USA and in the Gulf of Mexico since June.

Winning balance of creative & digital

Winning balance of creative & digital

ELSFLETH. Since May, the newly established logistics and creative laboratory in the Maritime and Logistics Dept. of the Jade University of Applied Sciences has been used as a creative workspace and hall for hybrid teaching.

BLG announces turnover of 1.1 bn

BLG announces turnover of 1.1 bn

BREMEN. At the annual general meeting in June, Frank Dreeke, Chairman of BLG presented the results of the past financial year.

Röhlig supports Bremen’s ‘Make a Wish Vehicle’

Röhlig supports Bremen’s ‘Make a Wish Vehicle’

BREMEN. In 2022, Röhlig Logistics is supporting the ‘Make a Wish Vehicle’ project initiated by the Arbeiter-Samariter-Bundes (ASB) by donating 25,000 euros and allowing the vehicle to park on its premises at weekends.

NPorts starts construction of the first LNG terminal in Germany

NPorts starts construction of the first LNG terminal in Germany

WILHELMSHAVEN. In early May, Robert Habeck (Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action), Olaf Lies (Lower Saxony’s Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Protection) and Dr Bernd Althusmann (Lower Saxony‘s Minister for Economics, Labour, Transportation and Digitisation) marked the start of the construction works to build the first LNG terminal in Germany by driving in the initial official pile.

Double contract extension

Double contract extension

HAMBURG. In March, the supervisory board of Hapag-Lloyd shipping company agreed to extend prematurely the contract with Rolf Habben Jansen, the chairman of the board, until 31 March 2027.

TO Group extends management board

TO Group extends management board

BREMEN. Transport Overseas (TO) has appointed new members to the board. In order to strengthen the logistics group for the future, which is primarily active in shipping and ports, CEO Tim Oltmann (3rd from the left) has extended the management board from within.