January 17 - Safmarine has named three experienced Safmariners as senior members of the newly-established Safmarine commercial team which will be headed by Grant Daly, Safmarine's new CEO.

Nick Gough, currently Safmarine's strategic sales and key accounts director based in Antwerp, assumes the role of global key account director based in Copenhagen, while Stephen Knight, takes on the role of Safmarine's global sales director. Knight, who will relocate to Copenhagen from Dubai, is currently Safmarine's Middle East and North Africa regional executive.

Russell Gillespie, currently Safmarine's Antwerp-based customer insight director, is Safmarine's new global access and experience director responsible for, amongst others, branding, PR and communications, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and a number of customer intelligence and segmentation initiatives.

"Safmarine's customers have always told us that it is our people who make the difference and I am delighted that three experienced Safmariners have accepted this exciting new challenge to ensure that the Safmarine difference thrives and prospers," commented Grant Daly.

"As a team, we are committed to supporting the Safmariners around the world to deliver on their promise of being the people 'making the difference' in shipping."