October 27 - UTi Worldwide has appointed Hessel Verhage as president, freight forwarding for the Americas, and Keith Pienaar as president, contract logistics and distribution.

Verhage joined UTi in April 2013 as global vice president of trade and compliance, and quickly assumed responsibility for the Americas ocean forwarding business.

Pienaar began his career with UTi in January 1984, and has held various roles within the freight forwarding, and contract logistics and distribution divisions. Prior to accepting his new role, he served as senior vice president of contract logistics and distribution for the company's Africa region.