January 9 - Shipping agent Kestrel Liner Agencies Ltd has announced that after 16 years with the company, John Clark has decided to take on a commercial management position directly with shipping company Universal Africa Lines.

Clark (pictured below) will remain based in Aberdeen, Scotland and will continue to work closely with Kestrel, as the company continues to be the UK agent of Universal Africa Lines.

In his new role, Clark will support Universal Africa Lines' growth into the oil and gas markets in West and East Africa.