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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HAMBURG. At its AGM in May, Jens B. Knudsen was elected unanimously as the new chairman by the Association of German Seaport Operators (ZVDS).
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.
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.
NORDENHAM. Giant steel structures have been leaving the Steelwind plant in Norden-ham-Blexen since March.
BREMERHAVEN. The ‘BLG Glovis BHV’ commenced operations in May with a meeting of representatives from both companies at the Bremerhaven car terminal.
CUXHAVEN. More than 100 representatives from business, politics and science came together in June at the Cuxhaven Cruise Forum to discuss, among other things, restarting the industry and what routes to take in respect of ship propulsion systems.
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”.
WILHELMSHAVEN. The environmental management of the JadeWeserPort was PERS-certified for the fourth time in May.
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.
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.
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.
BREMEN. The Oslebshauser Lock has been securing sea cargo handling in the industrial port for more than 110 years.
FRANKFURT AM MAIN. P3 Logistic Parks, owner of logistics properties, is planning to develop approx.
BREMEN. The 10th Golf Tournament of BHV (Bremische Hafen- und Logistikvertretung), known as the “Bremen Cup”, took place in May.
BREMEN. At the annual general meeting in June, Frank Dreeke, Chairman of BLG presented the results of the past financial year.
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.
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.
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.
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.