March 10 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service has appointed Prean Pather to the position of area director of East and South Africa area, covering Egypt, Djibouti, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia and the Islands off East Africa.

Prean, who will be located in Durban, South Africa, was previously general manager of Wilhelmsen Ships Servicein South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania and has been instrumental in establishing a strong sales and operations organisation in the region.