May 13 - Kurt Beckett has been promoted to deputy chief executive officer at the Port of Seattle, USA.

Beckett has primary responsibility for port infrastructure development and internal operations.
As a result of the appointment, Port of Seattle ceo Tay Yoshitani will focus on business development - attracting new shipping lines and air services to the gateway.
Beckett joined the port in 2007 as director of external affairs. He has served as Yoshitani's chief of staff since 2010.