January 9 - Global logistics provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has appointed Jochen Freese as its first chief commercial officer - a newly created position within the company.

Freese, who will be based in Hamburg, will manage the business development and growth of the company's air and ocean freight services, as well as the development of the sales and solutions business, taking over some of the current duties of Hellmann's managing partner, Jost Hellmann.