Latest news from Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International Magazine

Geodis adds senior names

July 23 - Global logistics provider Geodis has made two senior appointments across its business units.

Rene Bach-Larsen has been appointed cluster managing director of Singapore and South East Asia of Geodis Wilson.

Geodis Wilson offers a full range of logistics and freight forwarding services including marine logistics, industrial project cargo transport, warehousing and distribution, as well as air and sea freight consolidation/deconsolidation in the region.

Bach-Larsen said regarding his new role: "The South-East Asia market - Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam - is certainly often overlooked as a growth area because of its modest size compared to the biggest players China and India.

"However, from a global perspective, it is actually a key area. It has weathered the global recession well and is experiencing rapid growth. I am confident that we can take advantage of this growth and our broad service offering to become a key player in this region."

Succeeding Bach-Larsen is Leif Voelcker, who has been named managing director of Geodis India and will also take charge of managing Geodis' South Asian cluster organisation.

Voelcker has over 21 years of experience in the freight forwarding business, building up a strong background in project logistics in the process.

Within the next five years Geodis plans to double its present size in India - it currently operates 15 offices employing over 300 staff.  "I am keen to strengthen the relationship with our local customer base that is benefiting from the strong growth of the Indian economy and the consequent increase in domestic demand and international transport requirements," said Voelcker.

Rene Bach-LarsenLeif Voelcker



Heavy Lift | News

Zeaborn forms JV with MPC thumbnail image

Zeaborn forms JV with MPC

September 18 - Zeaborn Group has formed a joint venture with MPC Capital Group to handle the chartering and commercial management of a fleet of more than 160 container and bulk carriers.
Views: 75
DHL strengthens network in Middle East and Africa thumbnail image

DHL strengthens network in Middle East and Africa

September 18 - DHL Industrial Projects is opening a centre of excellence (COE) in Dubai as well as offices in Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya and Turkey to coordinate complex logistics projects in the Middle East and Africa.
Views: 77
ALE plans Swedish branch thumbnail image

ALE plans Swedish branch

September 18 - ALE will open an office in Sweden during the last quarter of 2019 as it looks to expand its operations in Scandinavia.
Views: 131
Ruud Gullit revealed as guest speaker at Heavy Lift Awards thumbnail image

Ruud Gullit revealed as guest speaker at Heavy Lift Awards

September 17 - HLPFI can exclusively reveal that Ruud Gullit - Ballon d'Or winner and former AC Milan, PSV, Chelsea, Feyenoord, and the Netherlands international football icon - will be kickstarting the inaugural Heavy Lift Awards 2019 ceremony.
Views: 350

Heavy Lift Across The World

Discover heavy lift and project logistics industry news from around the world by region.